STATESVILLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Multiple buildings were destroyed in a fire in downtown Statesville early Tuesday morning, according to officials.
Iredell County authorities said the blaze began near 100 S. Center Street and Broad Street shortly before 2:45 a.m. Tuesday and was under control as of 5:45 a.m., but four buildings were left severely damaged.
Center Street in downtown Statesville was blocked by fire crews. Officials encouraged drivers to avoid the area.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the large fire remains under investigation.
Queen City News captured drone footage of the aftermath below:
According to American Renaissance School’s Facebook page, school, and kindergarten screenings were canceled. School officials said they plan to resume school on Wednesday.