Mediterranean Deli damaged by fire, part of Franklin Street in Chapel Hill closed

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Sunday, July 23, 2023
Mediterranean Deli in Chapel Hill damaged by fire
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The westbound lane of W. Franklin Street near Kenan Street will remain closed overnight

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- Fire crews in Chapel Hill responded to a fire on Franklin Street Saturday afternoon.

Crews were called to the Mediterranean Deli in the 400 block of Franklin Street about a fire at around 2:30 p.m. According to the Chapel Hill Fire Department, one firefighter received a cut and was taken to UNC Hospitals for treatment. Two other firefighters were also taken to the hospital for potential heat exhaustion.

No other injuries were reported, fire officials said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The westbound lane of W. Franklin St. near Kenan St. reopened Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m., Chapel Hill Fire Department stated.