FALL CREEK — N.C. 67 near Wiseman’s Crossroads is expected to remain closed for several more hours as firefighters continue to work at the site of a blaze that began earlier this afternoon, said Yadkin County Emergency Services Director Keith Vestal.
The fire, which began around 1 p.m., completely destroyed a wooden structure that was formerly a farm supply store next to the Crossroad’s Grocery gas station on N.C. 67 at the intersection of Nebo Road and Smithtown Road.
“It burned really hot, really fast. The building is a total loss,” Vestal said. “But the fire department did a good job of saving the surrounding structures. There’s a home nearby and the store building right beside it, plus the above ground fuel tanks for the gas station.
“Right now they are in the salvage and overhaul portion of putting the fire out,” Vestal said just after 4 p.m. on Monday.
Fall Creek was the primary responding fire department. Boonville, East Bend and Yadkinville fire departments are also assisting.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.