Mon Dec 6, 2021

Crews respond to Thanksgiving night fire at shopping center being demolished

Whiteville Fire Department works to contain a fire that consumed two piles of debris behind the Lewis Smith Shopping Center Thursday night. Staff photos by Justin Smith

For the second time this year, fire crews responded to a blaze at the vacant Lewis Smith Shopping Center in downtown Whiteville — this time on Thanksgiving night. 

Two large piles of demolition materials behind the building caught fire Thursday night, according to Whiteville Emergency Services Director Hal Lowder, who said

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