Heavy smoke fills East Bend grocery store


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The East Bend Fire Department, assisted by neighboring departments, responds to a report of heavy smoke filling the Shop Rite grocery store in East Bend Monday afternoon. N.C. 67 was shut down to traffic for a short time.


Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple

Firefighters respond to a report of heavy smoke in the building at Shop Rite in East Bend.


Photo courtesy of George Burns

The East Bend Fire Department, assisted by neighboring departments, responded to a report of heavy smoke filling the Shop Rite grocery store in East Bend Monday afternoon. N.C. 67 was shut down to traffic for a short time. The source of the smoke was still under investigation.


Photo courtesy of George Burns

EAST BEND — Firefighters responded to call at the Shop Rite grocery store in East Bend on Monday afternoon.

A small fire in the back of the store filled the entire building with heavy smoke. Yadkin County Fire Marshal Ricky Leonard reported Tuesday afternoon that the blaze was the result of an electrical fire. Areas of the store were damaged by the fire and much of the store and merchandise was damaged by smoke.

Leonard said though it was a small fire, it would be a costly one due to the loss of merchandise in the store.

The East Bend Fire Department, assisted by neighboring departments, responds to a report of heavy smoke filling the Shop Rite grocery store in East Bend Monday afternoon. N.C. 67 was shut down to traffic for a short time.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_IMG_0723-3.jpgThe East Bend Fire Department, assisted by neighboring departments, responds to a report of heavy smoke filling the Shop Rite grocery store in East Bend Monday afternoon. N.C. 67 was shut down to traffic for a short time. Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple

Firefighters respond to a report of heavy smoke in the building at Shop Rite in East Bend.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_shopritefire-2.jpgFirefighters respond to a report of heavy smoke in the building at Shop Rite in East Bend. Photo courtesy of George Burns

The East Bend Fire Department, assisted by neighboring departments, responded to a report of heavy smoke filling the Shop Rite grocery store in East Bend Monday afternoon. N.C. 67 was shut down to traffic for a short time. The source of the smoke was still under investigation.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_shopritefire1-2.jpgThe East Bend Fire Department, assisted by neighboring departments, responded to a report of heavy smoke filling the Shop Rite grocery store in East Bend Monday afternoon. N.C. 67 was shut down to traffic for a short time. The source of the smoke was still under investigation. Photo courtesy of George Burns

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