Fire destroys Hudson Flea Market

Nov. 15—HUDSON — A flea market in Hudson was destroyed by a fire early Tuesday morning.

At 12:26 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Hudson Fire Department responded to a call of a fire at the Hudson Flea Market, located at 2749 Hickory Blvd. Hudson Fire Chief Tommy Courtner said firefighters were able to get the fire under control by 12:44 a.m. and had the scene cleared nearly two hours later.

The flea market was housed in a row of closed buildings that were destroyed by the fire.

"When the first unit arrived, the buildings were fully engulfed in flames," Courtner said.

The Caldwell County Fire Marshal investigators were called in to the scene, but due to the extent of the damage, the cause of the fire has been ruled undetermined.

"It's hard to investigate because everything is burned down," said Courtner. "There are some homeless people in that area. There was also a flea market on Sunday where people may have been burning in a barrel."

Hudson Fire Department was assisted by the Hudson Police Department, Sawmills Fire Department, and Caldwell EMS.