NASCAR team’s Mooresville shop catches fire, sends 3 to hospital, firefighters say

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — A racing team’s shop caught fire in Mooresville Thursday afternoon, sending three people to the hospital, firefighters said.

Mooresville Fire-Rescue said they were called around 11:30 a.m. Thursday to Reaume Brothers Racing, a race shop on Fernwood Lane in Mooresville. An engine arriving at the scene confirmed there was a fire inside the building.

While crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly, the building was significantly damaged, firefighters said.

Three people were hurt -- one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, another was taken to the hospital and then released, and a third person was taken with burns to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist hospital.

The Mooresville fire marshal is still investigating what caused the fire.

Reaume Brothers Racing is a NASCAR craftsman truck series team.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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