Body found inside Greensboro pawn shop fire

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police said a body was found inside a Greensboro pawn shop that caught fire on Monday morning.

Investigators are still on the scene Tuesday.

Crews responded to the two-alarm fire at USA Pawn on Randleman Road on Monday morning. The fire was first reported around 8:45 a.m. Monday.

Firefighters attempted to enter the pawn shop but had to retreat due to heavy smoke and concerns the building’s roof may collapse.

After the flames were extinguished and firefighters conducted a search of the interior of the building, they found a deceased person inside.

The person has not been identified and the cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Medical Examiner.

The cause of the fire is being jointly investigated by the Greensboro Police Department and the Greensboro Fire Department.

Because the origin of the fire is unknown, and the manner of death is unknown, police are treating this as a crime scene.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.

11 comments

  • AnoneImuss

    I worked for them for over a year and they had some shady (probably UNlicensed) people doing construction and wiring in their hp store. So sadly, i wouldn’t be surprised if they did the same at this store. If the cause is faulty wiring i would hold the owner fully responsible because she has always cut conners to save a few dollars.

    This isn’t the rant of an ex employ, just someone who has seen/worked in her stores and knows the shady business that has gone on. I think all the stores should be fully inspected for safety concerns.

  • bwalker

    yep! you are setting there and a fire breaks out and you say. I think I will just set here till the fire dept shows up

  • Ken

    I wonder if this is associated with the USA Pawn on High Point Rd? If so, the owner (who is a lady named Mrs. Kim) is in deep because she has already been fined by the state for unreported wages and revenue (several years ago I believe). So sorry for the loss of life in this fire. Hopefully, there will be more details soon.

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