Fire damages businesses in strip shopping center in Manteo

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 4 at 7:41 AM

Manteo mall fire

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MANTEO, NC-Fire broke out early Tuesday at a strip mall in Manteo, NC.  

Crews were called to Chesley Mall, located at 210 S. U.S. Highway 64, around 5 a.m.

Manteo Police Chief Vance Haskett says La Playa Baker and Mini Market was engulfed in flames. While the bakery is badly damaged, the other businesses in the strip shopping center have smoke damage.

The fire was out within an hour, he added, and crews were still on the scene looking for hot spots.

Chief Haskett says power was cut off to the mall for the firefight, which was supported by crews from other jurisdictions including Wanchese, Nags Head and Manns Harbor.

There were no reports of injuries; an investigation will be done to determine what sparked the fire.

 

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