Fire contained at Greenville business

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Firefighters responded to a structure fire in Greenville Thursday afternoon.

The fire happened just after 12 p.m. at Leonard Truck and Accessories, located on Greenville Boulevard.

Greenville Fire Chief Eric Griffin says the fire started in a paint spray booth near that actual warehouse. Chief Griffin believes chemicals inside the small building caught fire, but the actual cause is under investigation. After an investigation by the Fire Marshal, the fire was ruled accidental.

A vehicle inside the building was burned, and an adjacent building was also damaged.

Large plumes of smoke could be seen on Greenville Boulevard around 12:15 p.m. but the fire was mostly controlled shortly after. Traffic was diverted at Mall Drive and Greenville Boulevard.

Two patients were evaluated by EMS at the scene for minor injuries but refused transport. The scene was cleared and the road was reopened shortly before 2 p.m. this afternoon.

Crews from Greenville Fire and Rescue as well as the Winterville Fire Department responded.


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