GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Just how a fire started that heavily damaged a Greenville office park remains under investigation.
The fire broke out around 8 p.m. Tuesday at Charleston Square on Landmark Street.
Greenville Fire/Rescue said nearly half of the building received significant damage and the roof collapsed.
The State Bureau of Investigation, the State Fire Marshal, a canine from the New Bern Fire Department, and Greenville police are assisting with the investigation, according to the fire department.
The businesses impacted by the fire include Better People, Daniels Quality & Assurance, LLC, Sure Foundation, Picasso, and Clay Steinwinter Music.
It appears the worst damage was at M&K Record Researchers, Inc., a background-checking company.
“I’m lost for words right now, me and my daughter actually are trying to wrap our minds around everything and not knowing what’s going to happen next but thank God that we still have our lives, said business owner Alesia Daniels. “We just don’t know.”
Daniels, who owns Daniels Quality and Assurance Transportation, said this was the second fire at the complex on Tuesday. Around 2:00 p.m. firefighters were called to a bush on fire outside of her office.
The fire department said there were 22 firefighters at the scene and flames were seen shooting from the roof as they arrived. One firefighter received minor injuries and was evaluated at the scene by EMS.
A news release late Wednesday afternoon said firefighters had the blaze under control in about 70 minutes.
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