Pitt County Building Fire

An abandoned building that fire crews say was being used for storage went up in flames Wednesday morning causing some traffic problems.

Dispatchers say the blaze broke out just before 5AM in Falkland in Pitt County.

A detour was set up on Highway 43 as firefighters tried to put out the blaze.

Authorities say the building which is located across the street from the post office used to be a store, but is now being used for personal storage.

It took crews several hours to put out the fire.

An investigation into the cause is underway.


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  • by Big Thank You Location: Pitt on Jun 17, 2010 at 04:25 AM
    A big thank you to the VOLUNTEER fire fighters for their efforts on Wednesday morning. These 5 departments quick response saved several near by businesses. THANK YOU!
  • by Call Falkland home on Jun 16, 2010 at 06:51 PM
    Thank you to the firefighters and EMS personnel for the quick response to this fire. No doubt your quick response prevented damage to surrounding homes and buildings. God's love is displayed in these acts of love for fellowman. God bless all of you and the family members that support your efforts.
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