More details released about fire at Richard Petty Museum in Randleman

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RANDLEMAN, N.C. — A fire was reported at the Richard Petty Museum in Randleman on Saturday, but nobody was hurt.

The legendary NASCAR driver showed up shortly after the fire broke out and said everything was under control.

Director Sharon Farlow, Petty’s daughter, says there is smoke damage to the “Red Floor” area of the museum — specifically in the “Media Room.”

Farlow says historical items in the room have since been removed and should be just fine. That portion of the building will need repairs.

“You know—copies of CDs, tapes, old family pictures, lots of those are just one of a kind and that’s actually where the smoke was coming from, that room,” Farlow said.

Crews responded to a call about the fire shortly after 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Eight different departments responded to the two alarm fire, which authorities said is now under control. No injuries were reported.

Farlow says employees were at the museum preparing for an event. Fans were also at the museum.

The business will continue with normal business hours. The visitors center is still open and didn’t have any damage.

Officials have not released a cause of the fire.