Fire Sweeps Through Local Thrift Store

An overnight fire at a local outreach center is under investigation Thursday morning.

Swansboro firefighters responded to Hem Of His Garment around 9:20PM Wednesday night.

Fire chief Bob Penrod says at first report there was heavy smoke and fire coming from the West Corbett Avenue store.

Penrod says six fire departments responded to the scene.

It took about one hour for firefighters to get the flames under control.

Penrod, says the store will remain open while they and the Swansboro Police Department investigate the cause.

There's no estimate on the amount of damage or cost to the facility that is run by the White Oak Ecumenical Outreach Ministry.

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