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Photo of fire in Statesville, 4/25/23
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Fire Breaks Out In Downtown Statesville (Updated with more information, 10:57 a.m., 4/25/23)

An early morning fire spread to multiple buildings in downtown Statesville. Crews were called shortly after 2 a.m. today (April 25) to West Broad Street. The fire started at approximately 2:15 a.m. in the building that is home to GG’s Gift Shop. It was believed that the building was unoccupied at the time.

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In addition to the Statesville Fire Department, firefighters from Hickory, Stony Point, Troutman, Mooresville, and Harmony responded, among others. Approximately 75 firefighters fought the fire, which was under control by 5:30 a.m. Several buildings sustained significant damage, according to reports. Several blocks were closed as a result of the blaze. No injuries were reported.

[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB, some information courtesy of]