1 worker dead, 1 unaccounted for after massive Charlotte fire
Published: May. 18, 2023 at 10:40 AM EDT|Updated: May. 19, 2023 at 11:30 AM EDT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - A massive, five-alarm fire spewed clouds of smoke over south Charlotte Thursday morning leaving one worker dead.
The fire broke out at a construction site on Liberty Row Drive, according to Charlotte Fire, in the area of South Park Mall.
Firefighters said 15 workers were rescued from the construction site, including a crane operator. However, as of Friday, one worker was killed and another has not yet been located.
Our sister station, WBTV, said the deceased worker was identified as Demonte Smith. His father confirmed his death.
Roads are closed in the area of the 7700 block of Liberty Row Drive.
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