Fire destroys historic building in Sharps Chapel | News
A fire destroyed one of the few historic landmarks in Sharps Chapel early Friday morning.
More than 50 percent of the two-story wooden building was ablaze when crews from the Sharps Chapel Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the scene on 105 Dr. Davis Road shortly before 2 a.m. Firefighters spent more than three hours battling the fire, which burned down the home.
Chris Upton with Sharps Chapel Volunteer Fire Department said at one point the building was an old country store and the town's post office. The store close several years ago and the post office was moved to another location. Since then, the landlord converted the old store into a rental home.
The renters living at the house at the time made it out safely, and no one was hurt. The Union County Red Cross is assisting the family with temporary housing.
Officials don't know what caused the fire.