The following press release was issued by the Fort Bragg Police Department:
This morning 01:49 AM, Officers responded to the area of the 500 block of N Main Street, for the report of a structure fire. When Officers arrived on scene, the building was fully engulfed in fire, while threatening other structures. Officers quickly began to attempt to evacuate surrounding buildings. Officers then shut down N Main Street to allow Fort Bragg Fire to quickly and safely knock the fire down. Officers remained on scene until all fire operations were concluded. Officers were told by fire personal that the cause is unknown at this time and nothing suspicious of note was located during fire operations.