ORANGE COUNTY – Reports of individuals impersonating fire inspectors have spread throughout the area causing concern for local businesses.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce sent out an announcement Thursday announcing that people have been visiting local businesses and intimidating their owners. The impersonators have claimed to conduct inspections or system service targeting merchants including convenience stores and restaurants.
Anyone with information should contact the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760, Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515, or Deputy Fire Marshal Johnny Parker with the Chapel Hill Fire Department at 919-969-2007 or by email at You can also contact the Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department at