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Firefighters quickly control fire at S. College Rd. Harris Teeter

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Fire Department says crews quickly controlled a fire this afternoon at the Harris Teeter at 820 S. College Rd.

A spokesman says the fire activated the sprinkler system in the store, which helped keep the flames in check.

Firefighters are performing salvage and overhaul operations now.

Investigators are one scene to determine how the fire started. A store employee tells WWAY the fire started on the roof, where workers were welding. The employee said it damaged the wine section inside the store.

The store has been under renovations for months, but has been open during the work.


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