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New London plant catches fire in silos

Fire trucks from Bethany and New London volunteer fire departments and Albemarle and West Stanly fire departments responded Wednesday to calls of a fire at the Fiberon plant in New London.

Fire marshals and Stanly County EMS were also on the scene.

According to Stanly County Fire Marshal Danny Barham, four silos and a dust collector caught fire causing some small explosions.

Barham said safeguards were in place to help mitigate the damage, and as of Wednesday night, no injuries occurred.

Fire personnel were still checking for spot fires saying it would be a “long process to empty the silos.”

The amount of damage can not be determined at this time, the marshal added, saying damage involved included equipment associated with the silos.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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