Multiple fire departments from Burke, Catawba and Caldwell counties responded Sunday morning to a warehouse fire in Connelly Springs.
The fire started before 6 a.m. at the WM Cramer Lumber Company on Texs Fish Camp Road. Firefighters still were battling the blaze at 9:30 a.m.
At that time, flames could be seen coming from Warehouse 7. Walnut and cherry lumber was kept inside the building, said William Phillips, a stacker at the company.
“This sucks, man,” he said as he watched the building burn. “This is my work, man.”
Morganton News Herald
Some Raleigh families won’t be able to sleep in their own beds following a Saturday morning fire in their apartment complex.
Norlishia Pridgeon woke up to a lot of commotion outside her window. “All I saw was flashing lights from ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars,” Pridgeon said. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, what is going on?’ ”
Raleigh fire officials responded to a fire at an apartment building on Roselle Court a little after 6 a.m. Saturday.
Officials say at least two families are displaced.
Fire officials say everyone made it out of the apartment building safely and no one was hurt.
One neighbor says they did see firefighters rescue a family pet by pulling it out of one of the building’s bottom windows.
WNCN-TV NBC 17
Downtown New Bern is mourning the loss of another beloved figure in the community.
Richard Blythe, a former New Bern fire chief and an employee of the Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, New Bern, died on Saturday. Posts confirming his passing were made on the Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola Facebook along with the West of New Bern Fire Department Facebook page.
Blythe's death comes just a few weeks after the death of Greg Smith, owner of Mitchell Hardware.
Blythe served as fire chief for several years but many people knew him as a friendly face they saw at the downtown Pepsi museum and store.
WCTI-TV ABC 12 New Bern
Firefighters are working a fire at a lumbar yard warehouse in Burke County.
The fire started in the 3400 block of Texs Fish Camp Road around 5 a.m. Sunday morning in Connelly Springs.
Multiple agencies are working to control the fire. A source told WBTV six departments were dispatched to the scene.
Officials have not said what caused this fire.
No further information has been released at this time.
WBTV-TV Channel 3