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PICS: Fire At Subway Restaurant On WCU Campus In Cullowhee

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Dave Redman/The Sylva Herald Dave Redman/The Sylva Herald
SYLVA, N.C. -
An investigation into what caused a fire at three businesses located on the campus on Western Carolina University is underway.

The fire broke out early Thursday morning around 9 a.m. in the commercials trip center of the campus which holds a Subway, Rolling Stone Burrito and Mad Batter Bakery and Cafe. The fire resulted in heavy smoke pouring from the businesses, which are located on the ground level of a two-story building. It took firefighters from five counties and 21 units over three hours to contain the blaze.

"We certainly are grateful that no one was injured during this incident, neither the owners and employees of the businesses nor the firefighters and first responders who rushed to the scene," said Western Carolina Chancellor David O. Belcher. "Our thoughts are with our friends and neighbors who own and work at these establishments." 

The property is owned by the Western Carolina Endowment Fund and leased to the business owners, a school spokesman said in a prepared release. The structure was the site of the Townhouse restaurant, a campus landmark and popular gathering spot from the 1940's to 1980's.
Traffic in the area was diverted until the fire was contained, while a portion of Centennial Drive remains closed as fire and law enforcement officials continue to investigate the cause. The university operated on a normal schedule, although students, faculty and staff were asked to use their own discretion in finishing the day.

See more photos from the Sylva Herald here.
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