Firefighters called to large Statesville commercial fire


Pictured above: Firefighters on-scene at a West Front Street fire in west Statesville Monday morning – Picture courtesy of the Statesville Fire Department

STATESVILLE, NC (WSIC) – Firefighters were called to a large fire at the FCX building on West Front Street in Statesville Monday.

Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee says his agency has heard remarks about possible suspicious activity surrounding the fire, but does not know where those originated. The Fire Department has not made an official statement as to whether or not the fire is considered suspicious. The ATF and SBI will be assisting the Statesville Fire and Police Departments in the investigation.

Firefighters reviewed EPA history for the site and had a hazmat team monitoring the situation to determine that there were no chemical threats.

A portion of West Front Street along with other roads were closed as crews fought the fire Monday. It was brought under control around 1:20 Monday afternoon. No injuries have been reported. The facility is used for mixed products, but primarily foam board, according to Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee. The fire destroyed approximately fifty percent of the warehouse.

Statesville McDonald’s owner Melissa Neader, who is a WSIC client/host, donated hundreds of sandwiches to feed the first responders.

The Statesville Fire Department sent all units and was joined by the Troutman, Monticello, West Iredell, and Wayside Fire Departments along with Iredell County EMS.

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