Fire at south Charlotte gym draws large emergency response

CHARLOTTE — A fire at a gym Tuesday afternoon shut down a major road in south Charlotte.

Firefighters were at Front Row Fitness on South Boulevard near Archdale Drive at noon. Crews initially reported that smoke was coming from the roof of the building.

In a later update, the Charlotte Fire Department said 30 firefighters controlled the incident within 20 minutes. No one was hurt, according to CFD.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The intersection of South Boulevard and Emerywood Drive was shut down as several engines went to the scene. At least six engines were blocking traffic in the immediate area of the gym.

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