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A car repair business inside the Yett Millwork Corporation building at 503 Old Charlotte Road has been displaced due to a Tuesday morning fire.

Albemarle Fire Department units were dispatched at 7:29 a.m. and the first unit arrived six minutes later. Engine 121 reported smoke showing from the building, with a fire being discovered inside.

“Luckily the sprinkler system worked OK and contained the fire to where it started,” Fire Chief Shawn Oke said.

Two individuals escaped the building on their own and two others were located and removed during a search of the building, Oke said.

Damage to the building is estimated at $20,000, with damage to contents at $5,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Twelve on-duty and 14 off-duty personnel responded and had the scene cleared shortly after 11 a.m. Also assisting were Albemarle Police Department, Stanly County EMS and City of Albemarle Public Utilities.

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