UPDATE: Damages not as extensive as first thought in downtown Statesville fire

Picture courtesy of Walter Sterling

Downtown Statesville’s “The Farm and Garden Store” was damaged by fire Saturday evening.

Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee says crews arrived at the Light Street business to find it heavily involved with fire.  A second alarm was requested for additional manpower.

While the Fire Department initially thought the structure would be a total loss, damages were limited to a few rooms thanks to a quick response and orchestrated attack.

The fire has been ruled accidental with damages estimated at $20,000.

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