At 4:37 a.m. Wednesday, fire and rescue teams were called to respond to a structure fire at 340 Seaboard Street in Vass.
Cypress Pointe Fire Chief Mike Cameron said a firewall and quick response saved the distribution warehouse from total destruction.
Aerial photo of a fire in Vass at Carolina Crate and Pallet, Inc. on July 7 captured by Cypress Pointe Fire Department.
The property belongs to Wallace Wilson of Carolina Crate and Pallet, Inc.
No employees were at the warehouse at the time of the fire, according to Cameron.
Fire departments and emergency services from Cypress Pointe, Crains Creek, Southern Pines, Carthage, Aberdeen, Seven Lakes, and Whispering Pines responded.
Moore County firefighters use water drop tanks to spray water on the warehouse fire. Photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Stephanie M. Sellers.
The two on-sight fire hydrants were supplemented with drop tanks. Tankers hauled in water, and it was pumped into the fire trucks.
The state fire marshal was on the scene investigating.
Feature photo of a fire in Vass by Sandhills Sentinel contributor Frank Staples.
~Article by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Stephanie M. Sellers.