US 19E Closed Due to Fire
The right westbound lane of US 19E is closed, between Penland road and NC 226, in Mitchell County near Spruce Pine. This is due to a Terminix building on fire. Dispatchers tell News 13 no injuries are reported. The fire started around 8 a.m. Crews have the blaze under control, but the fire is not out. We have a crew on the way to the scene.
As a detour, motorists should use NC 226 to Penland School Road to US 19E.