Thursday, 03 January 2008 21:45
The State Bureau of Investigations has joined local
authorities in investigating a blaze that destroyed three businesses in Granite
Falls early yesterday.
The fire started just after midnight Wednesday.
Firefighters were on the scene much of yesterday stifling hot spots and trying
to determine what happened. Buildings involved included Northside Superette,
Fred’s Tire and Northside Laundry. The businesses were located at the corner of
U.S. 321-A and Pinewood Road. Officials reported heavy smoke from Fred’s Tire
upon the arrival of firefighters. Winds caused the fire to spread from the tire
store to Northside Laundry, then to the Superette and an apartment. No one was
injured in the blaze, and officials are still investigating to determine a