Special to Iredell Free News

Statesville Fire Chief Andy Weatherman expressed appreciation to the area volunteer departments who assisted with the massive fire Tuesday night at Crazy David’s Discount Variety Store.

More than 40 Statesville firefighters repsonded to the fire at 1521 Shelton Avenue about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The fire grew quickly in intensity and it was about four hours before the fire was under control. Crazy David’s building was destroyed. The adjoining business, Statesville Glass, suffered structural damage.

The cause of the fire continues to be under investigation.

The SFD was assisted by units from Wayside, Troutman and West Iredell volunteer fire departments. Mooresville Fire Department provided additional coverage in the city.

“We appreciate all the help from our neighboring departments,” Weatherman said. “Most of us have trained together and know each other through our organizations. And last night, we worked together extremely well.”

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