GRAHAM, N.C. -- Fire fighters have contained a fire that began around 5 a.m. at the Carver's on Elm restaurant on W. Elm Street in Graham. No one was injured in the fire.
By 8 a.m., flames no longer were visible, and smoke had dissipated significantly.
The Alamance Co. Fire Marshal's office confirmed the fire no longer is a threat to neighboring businesses, despite earlier concerns that the blaze would spread to the adjacent furniture market.
Fire fighters explained the roof of the restaurant is made of tin, so the fire has been difficult to extinguish.
Court Square by the courthouse is completely roped off and closed, and traffic is being redirected off of Elm Street and Maple Street.
Graham mayor Jerry Peterman, who was on scene also serving as a volunteer fire fighter, acknowledged businesses along Elm Street might not do well today due to the road closures.
The mayor said Carver's on Elm is a well-established, popular restaurant in downtown Graham. He said he hopes the community will reach out to devoted owner, Ricky Carver, and let him know they are thinking about him and will help get the business up and running again soon.
The Alamance County Fire Marshal's office confirms crews are working to put out a fire that began at Carver's on Elm Restaurant in Graham at approximately 5 a.m. on Wednesday.
The restaurant is located at 106 W. Elm St. There is not yet word on whether anyone has been injured in the fire or how the fire started.
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