Fire destroys downtown Lumberton building

Fire destroyed a building on Elm Street in downtown Lumberton Wednesday morning, according to Lumberton Fire Chief John Paul Ivey.

Firefighters were called to the 300 block of Elm Street about 7 a.m. to find flames coming out of the building.

They had the fire under control in about an hour but expect it to continue to smolder for a couple of days.

The building was being cleaned out and was going to be used as a church, according to Chief Ivey.

He says they don't yet know what started the fire.

No one was hurt.

Video courtesy of: Phillip Parnell, Lumberton