The preliminary cause of a massive fire that destroyed the Economy Inn in Morganton originated in an electrical room on the southwest side of the motel. Officials are still unable to determine an exact cause, but they know that it was an accidental fire and there was no malicious intent. Damages have been estimated to be $375,000 in property damage and $100,000 in content damage. SERVPRO of Burke County in Morganton came to the restaurant to clean the smoke and fire damage and the restaurant reopened for service the Monday after the fire. Fire damage can be devastating for a commercial property or business. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your Burke County area business experiences a fire loss, call us first for a fast response.
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