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Shop Fire at Reaume Brothers Racing Sends Three Team Members to Hospital For Treatment

by Jonathan Howard
Reaume Brothers No. 33 truck
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Some serious news from the Reaume Brothers Racing shop – a fire broke out and led to three team members being transported to the hospital. Fires are a danger that can break out at any time in a garage. But this isn’t news we see from NASCAR very often.

The Reaume Brothers Racing team competes at all three levels of NASCAR. However, they are mostly known for their work in the Xfinity and Truck Series. It is awful to hear about the accident that happened at their shop on Thursday afternoon.

“Earlier this afternoon, there was a fire at the RBR shop,” the statement says. “An investigation into the cause is ongoing. We are in the process of determining the extent 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.”

There will be more updates as RBR figures things out.

According to an update from the Mooresville Fire-Rescue team in North Carolina, one of the three injured was released after being treated. Two were taken to separate facilities for different 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.”

When these things happen, it gets scary fast. Right now, it sounds like first responders have done what they can do. So, we just have to wait for further updates on the two team members taken to the hospital.

Reaume Brothers Racing Fire Just Weeks Before Daytona

Of course, it isn’t important in the grand scheme of things. But we have to acknowledge that this is a major setback for the team as a whole. Fires like this can cause all sorts of damage. In photos from the fire department, thick black smoke can be seen billowing out of the shop.

We are weeks away from starting the season at Daytona. For a team like Reaume Brothers Racing, this can be a massive downer on the season as a whole. For a team that has only been around since 2018, they put in the work as best they can.

Josh Reaume will do his best to put his team together and get them ready for the season. First thing first, making sure that the team members involved are healthy and safe. While RBR goes through this hard time, our thoughts and prayers are with them and their team.

This is a time when racing takes a backseat. I’m confident we will see an outpouring of support from fans and other teams in the coming days for Reaume Brothers Racing.