A fire at a lumber yard in Mt. Pleasant was so massive that first responders had to re-route traffic on a major thoroughfare.
No one was seriously injured at the fire at Miller Lumber.
Firefighters told the Observers news partner, NBC Charlotte, that the fire was likely started by a lightning strike around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Photos from the scene showed firefighters using an aerial work platform to attack the fire.
The N.C. Department of Transportation rerouted travelers around N.C. 49 because of the large fire and commensurate effort to put it out.
The lumber company has been in Cabarrus County since 1889. Its on Jackson Street, about 10 miles from Concord.
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