Fire investigators discussing the details of the fire, that is now under control.
Firemen can be seen on top of the Harris Teeter
WFD at the Harris Teeter on South College responding to a fire.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Multiple crews from the Wilmington Fire Department responded to a fire at the Harris Teeter on South College Road close to UNCW Friday afternoon. Due to smoke and water damage, the store is temporarily closed.
According to Battalion Chief Sammy Flowers investigators have pin pointed the cause of the fire. They say that hot embers, from welding being done on the roof, fell into the store onto a plastic tarp. The tarp ignited causing the sprinkler system to activate.
Clean up crews will be working around the clock to clean up the damage left behind. The store will be closed as late as Monday, but could open sooner. There were no injuries reported during this fire.
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