Dozens of firefighters from three counties battle garage fire

The fire damaged a barn and threatened a nearby mobile home.
The fire damaged a barn and threatened a nearby mobile home.(Submitted photo)
Updated: Feb. 25, 2021 at 4:07 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Firefighters from three counties responded to a large fire that started in a garage on Thursday afternoon.

Plumes of smoke could be seen for miles as flames destroyed a garage in the 2700 block of Cannon Farm Road near China Grove. Dozens of firefighters from Cabarrus, Iredell, and Rowan were on the scene working to extinguish that fire and keep it from spreading to a nearby home.

“Upon notification, Enochville Fire & Rescue responded to the scene along with their mutual aid partners,” stated Daniel Jenkins, Assistant Chief of Enochville Fire & Rescue. “Firefighters arrived moments later to find a large garage fully involved in flames and impinging on another structure. Due to the heavy fire involvement and the structure beginning to collapse, firefighters were unable to enter the involved building. Firefighters battled the flames for almost 30 minutes before bringing it under control.”

Jenkins said that the structure being threatened by the flames was saved but unfortunately, the garage was a total loss. There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Rowan County Fire Service Division.

The fire was reported at approximately 1:50 pm.

Enochville Fire & Rescue was assisted on scene by Atwell Township Fire Department, Landis Fire Department, China Grove Fire Department, Locke Township Fire Department, Kannapolis Fire Department, South Iredell Fire Department, Odell Volunteer Fire Department, Bostian Heights Fire Department, West Rowan Fire Department, Rowan County EMS, Rowan County Rescue Squad, and Rowan County Fire Service Division

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