Electrical fire sparks at Ingles


Hannah Myers | Jefferson Post West Jefferson and Jefferson Fire Departments responded to an electrical fire at Ingles.

WEST JEFFERSON —West Jefferson and Jefferson Fire Departments responded to an electrical fire at Ingles on Wednesday, July 1 around 2:35 p.m.

West Jefferson police were also on the scene to block traffic at the front of the building.

According to West Jefferson Police Chief Jeff Rose, the fire started at an outlet at a counter near the self-checkout lane.

Firefighters put out the small fire within several minutes.

Ingles employees were working to air out the smoke from the incident and begin cleaning up the mess by 3 p.m.

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