Alerts went out to cell phones in the area this morning that threw up alarms for many. It’s all because Charlotte Fire is battling a major fire in Southpark.
This morning as I travelled to work, an alarm went off on my phone and I thought it was an amber alert. It actually wasn’t. The Charlotte Fire Department was battling an major blaze in the area and wanted to advise the community there was no need to contact 911 about the blaze. That’s how big the fire is.
STRUCTURE FIRE: 7700 block Liberty Row Dr. Fire showing on arrival. Second alarm called pic.twitter.com/K8l0CgviSo— Charlotte Fire Dept. (@charlottefire) May 18, 2023
As I scrolled through social media this morning, I came across a video of the blaze and instantly understood exactly why the alert came out.
🚨 FIRE IN SOUTHPARK: Fire crews are responding to a massive fire in SouthPark right now.— Axios Charlotte (@axioscharlotte) May 18, 2023
WHAT WE KNOW: The three-alarm fire broke out just after 9am at 7700 Liberty Row Drive.
- According to transportation officials, Fairview Road East is closed near Park South Drive.
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Make sure you avoid the area and allow first responders to do their jobs.