Officials Investigating Cause Of Hildebran Fire

HILDEBRAN, NC — Multiple fire crews and investigators are still on scene after a massive fire tore through an old high school on Center Street.Hildebran Fire3

The school is located right behind the Hildebran Town Hall. Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to the Town Hall, but the school is now a total loss.

Chief Brand Lingerfelt with Icard Township Fire Department says the call came in around 5:13am. 20 different departments, including 80 to 100 firefighters, were called to the scene as the fire tore through the building.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Department and Burke County Fire Marshal are investigating. The SBI and ATF are also on scene to assist in the investigation. Officials say it could be tonight or tomorrow before they are cleared to enter the building.

There have been ongoing efforts to save the 100 year old school from demolition.

We’ll continue to follow this story and bring you updates as they come in.