Historic post office to be restored after ‘suspicious fires’ in Randolph Co.

Historical U.S. Post Office in Cedar Falls (WGHP)

Historical U.S. Post Office in Cedar Falls (WGHP)

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Nearly one month after the old Cedar Falls Post Office went up in flames, in what investigators have called a string of suspicious fires, a Randolph County group is moving forward with plans to restore the historic building.

The Cedar Falls Historical Society says it will meet with an electrician this week to hook up power to the property which has remained virtually untouched since last month’s fire.

Boarded windows, broken glass and charred wood still litter the ground showing the aftermath in what Randolph County deputies suspect is a case of arson.

On March 31, firefighters across Randolph County responded to five building fires in the same morning, all within roughly 12 miles of each other.

Investigators say all buildings were empty and no injuries were reported.

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office tells FOX8 that deputies have been following up with leads but none have led to an arrest in the suspicious fires.

The historical group collected cash donations and building materials at a community meeting one week ago to help restore the local landmark. A fundraiser is planned for next month.

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  • Chucky1992

    I hope they catch whoever started these fires. What they did was not only costly but could have been deadly.

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