MONROE, N.C. (WBTV) - An industrial plant caught fire in Monroe Tuesday morning, leaving one person dead, officials confirm.
The fire sparked at the ELG Utica Alloys Plant on N Secrest Ave.
At 9:23 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to the plant and found the commercial structure with heavy smoke and visible flames.
Monroe Firefighters, with assistance from several volunteer fire departments worked to contain the fire.
Officials say at the time of the fire there were roughly 35 employees working.
Firefighters found one person dead inside the business. That person has not been named as emergency personal are in the process of notifying the family.
Monroe Police, Monroe Fire, along with the NC. Fire Marshal and the ATF ( a standard practice when there is a fatality) are investigating the fire and the fatality to determine the cause.
Officials say additional information regarding the cause of the fire will be released when the investigation is concluded.