Grill at Albemarle Hardee’s catches fire

Published 7:19 pm Sunday, December 22, 2019

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The Hardee’s location on the N.C. Highway 24-27 Bypass caught fired early Sunday evening.

No employees or customers were hurt when a broiler caught fire and flames climbed into the attic and a vent, according to Albemarle Fire Department battalion chief Kenny Kendall.

Engines from Albemarle and East Side responded to the call at 4:50 p.m. along with Stanly County EMS and Albemarle Police. A total of 28 personnel were at the scene.

Damages to the building were estimated at $150,000 and the restaurant has been closed according to one employee. It is not yet known when Hardee’s will reopen.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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