Updated 10:59 a.m.

HIGH POINT — Firefighters are still on the scene of a three-alarm fire that started late Monday night.

Firefighters were called to the vacant former Myrtle Desk building at 801 Millis St. about 11 p.m., said Capt. Denita Lynch with the High Point Fire Department. The department issued its third alarm for additional firefighters about 11:30 p.m.

Firefighters battled flames and smoke for about six hours, before the building collapsed at 4:53 a.m., she said.

Because the building did collapse, Lynch said fire officials may never know the cause of the fire.

One firefighter was injured battling the blaze. He was on the aerial ladder truck and got his foot stuck between the rungs, Lynch said. He was taken to High Point Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Police dispatchers said Taylor Avenue is still closed.


Posted 12:13 a.m.

HIGH POINT — Firefighters are battling a three-alarm blaze at a warehouse, according to dispatchers.

The fire, which is across from 200 Southwest Point Ave., was called in at 10:59 p.m. Monday evening.

West Green Drive is closed between Grimes Avenue and Redding Drive. Firefighters from surrounding departments also were called to help, a dispatcher said.

There have been no reports of injuries nor hazardous materials. Dispatchers did not have an exact address of the business, nor its name.

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