VIDEO: A huge fire destroyed a dental office in Huntersville on Wednesday night.
It happened at the Riccobene Family Dentistry on busy Gilead Road just about two blocks east of Interstate 77 and it kept firefighters busy for hours. Flames were shooting through the roof of the dentist office which was under renovation. Around 50 firefighters battled this fire from the inside and from above. Then, crews spent several hours putting out hot spots and making sure it didn’t reignite.
That fire was already raging when firefighters got the call around 9:30 p.m. They called in extra help and Medic was on standby. Once they got the fire under control, Huntersville Fire spokesperson Bill Southard talked about some of the challenges they faced. “We were way behind as soon as we arrived. Crews worked extremely hard; we had some water supply issues initially due to traffic in the area,” Southard said.