A Williams-Sonoma factory caught fire in Catawba County Thursday morning.
The Conover Fire Department says it happened around 7:30 a.m. at the business, located at 2973 Kelly Boulevard.
Firefighter arrived to find fire and smoke coming from the back of the building, where the caller told fire officials the fire started. The fire was extinguished by 8:20 a.m.
There's no word on what sparked the flames.
WBTV-TV Channel 3
A Jackson County fireman and his family are starting from scratch after his house burned to the ground on Tuesday.
As the investigation into the cause is underway after the fire at Terry McCall's home in the Little Canada community.
McCall is the Assistant Fire Chief at the Canada Fire Department.
He heard the page go out for a fire on his road and then a neighbor called, confirming it was his home on fire.
"I had to get out of the truck," McCall said. "I got sick to my stomach."
McCall lived off Old Mill Road with five family members, including his parents. His brother and niece are also members of the fire department.
No one was home at the time. "Take a breath and say, 'Well, thank the Lord that nobody was in the home,'" he said.
No one was hurt, but two dogs died.
McCall says his family lost everything, but is grateful to the community for their help.
WLOS-TV ABC 13 Asheville
Fires that destroyed a mobile home, camper and storage building at the end of Barefoot Lane in Millers Creek are being investigated as arson, said Niki Hamby, a fire investigator with the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office.
Hamby said the Millers Creek and Cricket fire departments were dispatched to 198 Barefoot Lane at about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday and found the three structures burning.
He said it appeared that a fire was set in the storage building and it spread to the nearby camper because a man who lives nearby said that at one point the fire in the storage building was more advanced.
Wilkes Journal Patriot
After two fires in the area last year, Wilmington firefighters are warning people to be careful this Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Battalion Chief Sammy Flowers said fireworks that leave the ground and explode are illegal in our state.
“The big thing with fireworks when they leave the ground is you lose that whole element of control," Flowers said. "When you light it, you back away and it goes up, you don’t know if it is going straight up of here to the right or the left."
Last year, illegal fireworks set the roof of Old Time Pottery on fire.
“The situation could have been a lot worse if it was a little bit later at night,” Flowers said. “Luckily, someone rode by and saw the smoke and called it in, in a quick amount of time. However, if it was later, say, if it was 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning, you don’t have that much traffic, it could have burned a lot worse, maybe closed the business indefinitely.”
Still, the fire caused about $10,000 in damage. A second fire last Fourth of July damaged a fence and generator.
To make sure no illegal fireworks are sold in Wilmington, Flowers said firefighters will randomly inspect tents that have been set up.
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