Concord building fire under investigation

Concord building fire under investigation
A building caught fire in Concord early Wednesday morning. Firefighters are investigating the cause. (Source: Concord Fire Department)

CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - No one was inside a Concord building when it caught fire early Wednesday morning.

Concord firefighters say a passerby called around 1 a.m. to report smoke coming from a building located at 270 McGill Avenue. Firefighters arrived minutes later and were able to control the fire within 15 minutes, preventing the fire from spreading to other businesses.

Fire officials say no one was inside the building at the time. Three firefighters were treated for dehydration. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the City of Concord Fire Marshal’s Office.

However, officials say the initial investigation indicates that the fire was accidental.

During the preliminary investigation, officials found that the fire looks to have started at or around an electrical component.

No further information was released.

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