Thursday, October 7, 2010

More articles on fire

WBTV also has an early article on the fire at the Waxhaw Universal Karate studio. A snippet detailing that Leo's Closet also suffered damage:
The fire caused significant damage at Universal Karate Studio and Waxhaw In-and-out. There was also minor damage reported at a third business called Leo's Closet.

Fire officials say they were alerted to the fire after a burglary alarm was activated.

When firefighters arrived, smoke and flames were showing from one of the businesses.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Charlotte Observer also has an article as well. A snippet, which include some quotes from the mayor:

Fire officials say the blaze apparently started at the Waxhaw Universal Karate Studio. Two adjoining businesses in the building were damaged.

"It's still unofficial, but it appears to have been caused by an electrical problem," Waxhaw Mayor Daune Gardner said.

Gardner said a motion detector triggered the alarm, and a police officer spotted flames and called the Waxhaw Fire Department, which responded within a few minutes. Units from the Wesley Chapel and Mineral Springs fire departments also helped battle the blaze.

We'll have to wait and see how long before the affected businesses can re-open. Here's the Observer's picture of the aftermath, complete with water tower in the background.

Waxhaw Universal Karate fire

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