Fire at Lexington business deemed accidental

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Update — The Davidson County Deputy Fire Marshal, Glenn Pressley, said the fire at Kaufman Trailers Manufacturing in Lexington was accidental.

Pressley explained that employees do a lot of grinding and welding in the building where the fire happened so he said he thinks the sparks got into the attic and started the fire.

Employees from the last shift in that building left at 4 p.m. Tuesday so it’s possible that sparks got up there and were smoldering but didn’t actually catch fire until overnight.

Officials are still assessing the costs of damages to the building.

Original Story 

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A fire broke out early Wednesday morning at Kaufman Trailers Manufacturing in Lexington.

The fire was reported just after 4 a.m. on Silver Street in Lexington and is still not under control.

The fire is in the building where employees finish trailers.

Five fire departments are still on the scene working to get the fire under control.

The cause of the fire is still unknown. The fire marshal will be arriving soon to start an investigation.

Kaufman Trailers builds and sells utility, Gooseneck, flatbed, equipment, and car and dump trailers.