Reaume Brothers Racing, a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team, announced that a fire broke out at its Mooresville, North Carolina race shop on Thursday morning.
The team stated in a social media post that “a few” team members sustained injuries during the incident and were transported for medical treatment.
“Three patients were treated for injuries. One patient was transported to Lake Norman Regional for smoke inhalation, the second patient was transported to Baptist Hospital for burn injuries and the third patient was treated and released,” Mooresville Fire-Rescue wrote.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Mooresville Fire Marshal’s Office and the process of determining the extent of the damages is ongoing.
The Mooresville Fire-Rescue department was dispatched to the team’s location at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET to a reported commercial structure fire.
“At approximately 11:30 am on Thursday January 26, 2023, Mooresville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to 110 Fernwood Lane, Mooresville, NC to a reported commercial structure fire,” Mooresville Fire-Rescue wrote on Facebook.
The department quickly extinguished the flames, but the building itself sustained significant fire damage. The Mooresville Fire Marshal’s office is currently investigating the cause of the fire.
“Mooresville Fire-Rescue Ladder 5 was first to arrive on scene to confirm an active fire inside the building. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly. However, the building sustained significant fire damage,” Mooresville Fire-Rescue wrote.
Reaume Brothers Racing had a successful 2022 Truck Series season, fielding entries for 21 drivers and making 42 starts in the 23-race campaign.
The team also worked to provide Team Hezeberg with its inaugural part-time endeavor in the NASCAR Cup Series.
On Wednesday, RBR announced that Mason Massey is slated to run the full Craftsman Truck Series season for the program and that the team will field Ford F-150s in 2023.
This news of the fire will undoubtedly cause a setback for the team and its plans for the upcoming season, but the team has not yet announced the extent of the damages and how it will affect its future plans.
Despite this tragic event, the team is grateful that no one was killed and that the injuries sustained by team members were minor.
The team will work closely with the fire marshal’s office to determine the cause of the fire and take the necessary steps to rebuild and move forward.
Fans of the team and the sport of NASCAR will likely be keeping a close eye on the team’s progress in the coming weeks and months.