UPDATE: Chamad Warehouse Fire

As of 4:30 pm YESTERDAY, the fire remains contained to the warehouse complex off Virginia Rd.  An estimated 150,000 square feet of the warehouse has been affected by this fire.

Marion Fire Department continues to lead this incident with crews assisting from all across McDowell and surrounding counties.  This incident is also being supported by state and federal agencies.

Duke Energy is currently working with fire officials to evaluate power reconnections for areas surrounding Chamad.

Crews made progress overnight at Chamad Warehouse. An aerial drone flight was conducted this morning by McDowell County Emergency Management which showed several hotspots still present. Fire personnel will transition to monitoring the complex and addressing hotspots throughout the day.

Residents can expect this site to smolder for days. Anyone with questions concerning this fire is asked to contact the Marion Fire Department at 652-5201.

Thanks to the public for the tremendous amount of support that has been shown  toward emergency personnel.

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