By Matt Courson and Seth Eggert, Staff Writers
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — A fire at the Reaume Brothers Racing shop has left three injured, according to a statement from the team on Twitter. At approximately 11:30 a.m. ET the Mooresville Fire Department as well as Shepherd’s Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene at 110 Fernwood Lane in Mooresville late Thursday morning.
A crew member was taken to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center for smoke inhalation while another was taken to Baptist Hospital for burn injuries. A third person was treated and released at the scene, according to Mooresville Fire-Rescue. The condition of those team employees is unknown at this time.
Mooresville Fire-Rescue also reported that the building suffered significant fire damage despite quick action by fire crews to extinguish the fire.
The team released the following statement on Twitter shortly thereafter.
“Earlier this afternoon, there was a fire at the RBR shop,” Reaume Brothers Racing’s statement read. “An investigation into the cause is ongoing. We are in the process of determining the extend of the damages. More importantly, a few of our team members did sustain injuries during the fire and are being transported for medical treatment. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”
The investigation into the cause of the fire, led by the Mooresville Fire Marshal’s office is ongoing. An evaluation is being conducted to determine the severity of the damage.
We will update the situation as we learn more details. pic.twitter.com/pbUMwaj0Jd
— Reaume Brothers Racing (@RBR_Teams) January 26, 2023
Reaume Brothers Racing currently fields entries in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. On Tuesday, it was announced that the team would field Ford F-150s and that Mason Massey would be competing with the team full-time in 2023.
The 2023 season marks the sixth year of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competition for the Reaume Brothers Racing team with the season opener at Daytona International Speedway set to be their 200th start. The team has one top-five and three top-10 finishes.
The Craftsman Truck Series season is scheduled to start on Friday, February 17 with the NextEra Energy 250 ay Daytona. The race will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET as well as the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
The two team members that had been transported to local hospitals, Taylor Collier and Devin Fokin, have been treated and released.
Collier was treated by Lake Norman Regional Medical Center for smoke inhalation. Fokin meanwhile was treated for serious burns by the staff at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s Burn Center.
The Reaume Brothers Racing team posted the following statement onto their Twitter account.
Quick update from earlier today. pic.twitter.com/JP14P9Ug9S
— Reaume Brothers Racing (@RBR_Teams) January 27, 2023
The team is still assessing the damage to their shop, vehicles, and equipment. Further updates will come when they’ve been made available by the Truck Series team.