The North Carolina House is set to begin the process of closing its doors for the season on Friday, as it continues to deal with the aftermath of the devastating Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fire.
The House is slated to reopen at 2 p.m. on Thursday, according to House Speaker Tim Moore.
“The house is under an emergency lockdown and we have asked the State Fire Marshal to take over house cleaning duties until the house can be cleaned and the fire is out,” Moore said.
“This is not just about the house, this is about the community, this house is a symbol for what is going on.
We have to clean it up.
The house is being shut down until we can get the house clean and the house is safe.”
On Friday, the House is expected to begin its regular business, with the House Committee on Rules meeting to begin at 1 p.c.
The Senate will convene at 2:30 p.