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Fire at vacant warehouse off S. 17th Street in Wilmington ruled accidental

Crews with the Wilmington Fire Department were called to a fire at a vacant warehouse Tuesday...
Crews with the Wilmington Fire Department were called to a fire at a vacant warehouse Tuesday afternoon.(WECT)
Updated: Jan. 8, 2020 at 2:46 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Investigators with the Wilmington Fire Department have determined that a fire at a vacant warehouse off South 17th Street Tuesday afternoon was accidental and electrical in nature.

The fire was first reported at 916 South 17th Street just before 3 p.m. Crews arrived and quickly knocked down the fire, which caused approximately $50,000 in damages.

Officials later confirmed that the warehouse was unoccupied.

No injuries were reported.

Crews temporarily shut down South 17th Street between Wright and Dawson streets as they worked to clear the scene.

Crews with the Wilmington Fire Department were called to a fire at a vacant warehouse Tuesday...
Crews with the Wilmington Fire Department were called to a fire at a vacant warehouse Tuesday afternoon.(WECT)

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