Statesville railroad tie fire under investigation

Picture courtesy of the Statesville Fire Department

Fire fighters responding to a burning pile of railroad ties in West Statesville this morning were concerned the heat would impact nearby buildings and an actual rail line.

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No buildings were damaged in the vicinity of Compare Foods along West Front Street, according to Fire Chief Spencer Lee.

A crew for the railroad company will inspect the line to determine if it was damaged. How the fire started is under investigation.

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