A massive fire has now engulfed a beloved diner in Concord, shutting down traffic around the area.
According to the Concord Fire Department, the fire began in the Concord Diner (corner of Central Drive and Concord Pkwy) at around 5 am this morning and quickly grew out of control. They received numerous calls from witnesses who saw flames come out of the roof of the building.
Local videographer John Voncannon captured the following footage of the blaze:
— John Voncannon (@johnvon314) January 27, 2021
Police shut down US Hwy 29 southbound from NC Hwy 73 to Sherwood Court due to the fire.
Find alternative routes during your morning commute. If you must travel in the area use extreme caution. https://t.co/mEbICncxnT
— City of Concord Fire Department (@ConcordNCFire) January 27, 2021
The initial cause of the fire is still being investigated.
We will update this article when new information is released.