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Grill at Albemarle Hardee’s catches fire

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 was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. 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 been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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