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Julia Coin, Kallie Cox & Gordon Rago Charlotte Observer:
A massive fire spread across at least two structures and threatened others in Charlotte’s South Park neighborhood Thursday morning.
Two workers who were in the construction zone where the fire broke out were not accounted for as of 1 p.m., officials said. Nearby businesses, threatened by the fire’s embers, evacuated and closed.
Local workers and residents independently tried to put out small fires that popped up along the neighborhood’s now-closed streets.
According to Charlotte Fire, crews called in two maydays from firefighters who were trapped & the fire being so fast moving. It’s easy to see in this video sent to me. pic.twitter.com/7Vnqh4OaEC
— Anthony Kustura (@AnthonyWSOC9) May 18, 2023
Unbelievable video coming into the #WCCB newsroom from the massive fire at an apartment complex that was under construction in #SouthPark.
Get full updates on the fire ➡️ https://t.co/NbZwcwTLUa#Charlotte #cltnews #ncnews #breaking #news pic.twitter.com/7LA2We9ItR
— WCCB Charlotte’s CW (@WCCBCharlotte) May 18, 2023
This is how the SouthPark area fire looked when it started in Charlotte this morning. https://t.co/4oCKgwDOJ5
(Video courtesy of Anthony Kustura via WSOC) pic.twitter.com/6sN8i5qW6n
— WPDE ABC15 (@wpdeabc15) May 18, 2023