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Four-alarm fire engulfs Rowan Co. factory, 1 injury reported

Published: Jan. 4, 2015 at 9:02 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 3, 2015 at 9:02 PM EST
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ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A four alarm fire in western Rowan County had firefighters busy on Sunday afternoon.  The fire broke out at around 1:30 at Mid State Manufacturing, 2960 Corriher Grange Road near Mount Ulla.

A firefighter on scene says one firefighter was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and called it a "minor injury."

According to the company website, Mid-State is "a world class metal component manufacturer."  The company has been in business since 1965, according to the web site.

Officials say the fire spread quickly through the early part of the afternoon and went from a two-alarm fire to a four-alarm call within two hours after the fire ripped through the roof of the building.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, according to officials at the scene.

The company is owned by Impulse Manufacturing in Dawsonville, Georgia, after a sale was finalized in May of 2014.

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