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Authorities investigating 'suspicious' fire at condemned Carolina Beach condo complex

Posted July 13

— A criminal investigation is underway following a fire at a beach condominium community that was condemned late last month.

Authorities responded to the Carolina Surf Condos at 210 Carolina Beach Avenue in Carolina Beach at about 3:20 a.m. and were able to quickly contain the fire.

The building sustained damage to the south side and the maintenance room. The building was not occupied at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

Authorities said an investigation has been launched into the “suspicious circumstances” surrounding the fire.

The Carolina Surf Condos were condemned June 30, after an engineering report found the property complex was in serious danger of collapsing.

Engineers were asked to finish an extensive study at the property by Friday. The results of the study would dictate if the condos needed to be completely demolished.

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  • Sean Creasy Jul 14, 8:04 a.m.
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    I'm thinking that the building inspector who signed off on this catastrophe, along with the designer and developer, should all be facing criminal charges for substandard construction.. The property management firm who oversees this property should also be included and in addition should open to a gross negligence lawsuit...