FAYETTEVILLE — June 7, 1996 - 11:22 a.m. EDT
Flames engulfed part of a building supply business late Thursday night in Fayetteville.
Firefighters battled the fire for hours, and some were still on the scene Friday making sure it doesn't rekindle.
Flames shoot into the night sky at Triangle Building Supply along Skibo Road. A large shed loaded with lumber goes up in a hurry after fire broke out about 10:30 p.m.
The Fayetteville and Bonnie Doone fire departments surrounded the blaze, attacking it from the air with two ladder trucks. From miles away, you could tell something big was burning.
"We were going home and saw all the smoke and stuff and decided to ride up here," said Darren Staton. "When we first got here, it was a pretty enormous fire."
A nearby workshop on the property was operating at the time. The employees there had to drop what they were doing because there was concern about the fire spreading.
"I had about 25 guys working, but I just got all of them out, and they're gone," said Dave Woodard of Triangle Building Supply. "There wasn't anybody hurt. My building was not touched."
Firefighters not only saved a lot of material, but they kept the flames from leaping on to other structures, including Triangle's main building and a beer distributor