Firefighters from Graham, Burlington, and Mebane fire departments have now completed a “primary and secondary search of the entire complex” of the former Culp Weaving plant on East Parker Street where a 3-alarm fire broke out Tuesday night, according to a release from the Graham fire department’s chief, Tommy Cole, on Friday, October 14.
“Fire investigators have ruled the fire cause as undetermined,” according to the fire chief. “An area of fire origin was established,” according to the release, “but unfortunately, due to the building being unsecured for such a long period of time leading up to the fire, investigators were unable to determine if potential evidence was linked to the fire event or not.”
Parts of the former Culp Weaving plant at 300 East Parker Street were still smoldering Wednesday morning, the remaining signs of a large fire the night before that brought fire trucks from every Alamance County fire department to the scene to assist.
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Wednesday morning scenes at the site overnight fire
On the scene Wednesday morning were representatives from the Alamance County arson task force, along with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, to assess the damage and potential cause for the fire; also assisting were representatives from Burlington, Mebane, and Chapel Hill fire departments.
According to the Graham department, “The investigation into this fire will be left open and ongoing, pending other information and evidence that may be presented in the future.”
See initial coverage, with photos of the fire from Tuesday night: https://alamancenews.com/an-all-call-fire-as-all-county-fire-depts-respond-to-tues-night-fire-at-old-mill-in-graham/