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Factory catches fire in Western North Carolina

Rutherford County plant fire (Source: Chesnee Community Fire Department)
Rutherford County plant fire (Source: Chesnee Community Fire Department)((Source: Chesnee Community Fire Department))
Published: Apr. 28, 2019 at 10:15 PM EDT
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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC (Joe Ripley/WYFF) - Rutherford County dispatch has confirmed a fire at a zinc factory. Viewers also told WYFF News 4 that the American Zinc Product Plant in Mooresboro was burning.

Please say a prayer for all First Responders right now battling a business fire at Horse Head Plant. Our crews from Chesnee and other units from Spartanburg County are on the scene assisting.

Posted by Chesnee Community Fire Department Inc on Sunday, April 28, 2019

One viewer sent in a picture, showing heavy smoke and flames spewing from the building.

Several fire departments responded to the fire. Officials said no one had been hurt in the fire. WYFF News 4 has a crew en route to the factory.

Dispatch said it was too early in the investigation to determine a cause of the fire.

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