LUMBERTON — A Lumberton thrift store was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning, according to Lumberton Fire Chief Paul Ivey.
The fire at 3150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive broke out at about 3:30 a.m.
“When our guys arrived there was heavy smoke coming through the roof,” Ivey said. The fire appears to have begun in the attack, causing the roof to collapse.
No nearby buildings were threatened by the fire.
Ivey said no one was in the building at the time. The house was being used as a thrift store and recording studio, Ivey said. Firefighters had controlled the fire by about 5 a.m. and remained on the scene until 8:30 a.m. controlling hot spots.
The building is owned by Nathaniel Stubbs.
Ivey said Monday morning that the cause of the fire had not been determined. Lumberton Central Fire Department, Smyrna Fire Department and Lumberton Rescue and EMS responded.