Structure captures fire on NC 55 East

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Shortly before lunch today, firefighters from Sandy Bottom, North Lenior, La, Grange, and Seven Springs were dispatched to a working structure fire at the intersection of NC 55 East and Hardy Bridge Road in Lenior County.

As fire units arrived on the scene they were confronted with heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the structure. The quick action and manpower managed to keep the fire from spreading to nearby structures.

The intersection was closed due to the large fire hoses and trucks spread out across the road while firefighters battled the blaze. The Lenior County Sheriff's officers along with the North Carolina Highway Patrol blocked all traffic around the fire ground operation.

Lenior County EMS Medic 6 from Deep Run were on standby to assist the firefighters on the scene. Fire officials from Sandy bottom said the cause of the fire has still yet to be determined.

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