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Early Morning Fire Fought In Morganton

Officials in Morganton report an early morning fire. Today (January 31) at approximately 12:00 a.m., members of the Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to 818 West Union Street in reference to a structure fire. FoxBuilt Construction lists that as its business address. Upon arrival, units located the building with heavy smoke and fire showing.

Due to the size of the structure and contents inside, mutual aid requests were made to numerous agencies within Burke County. Fire crews worked for several hours to extinguish the blaze. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Agencies involved included the Morganton Department of Public Safety, Burke County EMS, Burke REACT, the Salem, Triple Community, Oak Hill, Glen Alpine, South Mountain, West End, and Chesterfield Fire Departments.