Wilmington HotelsWilmington AdvertiseWilmington AttractionsWilmington BeachesWilmington Business DirectoryWilmingtonWilmingtonWilmington GolfWilmington JobsWilmington NewsWilmington DiningWilmington Weather
     

 

 

Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Vacant NC furniture plant ablaze in 70-foot flames

Video

Body

MORGANTON, N.C. — North Carolina firefighters are battling a blaze at a vacant furniture plant in Morganton where witnesses say flames are shooting more than 70 feet into the air.

The Charlotte Observer reported Friday at least five fire departments in western North Carolina are fighting to keep the huge fire from spreading at abandoned buildings once operated by the Drexel Heritage furniture company. The fire was reported around 3:00 a.m.

Firefighters have been unable to enter the burning buildings to fight the fire from inside.

The buildings were built in the early 1900s and have been vacant for several years.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Story image

Story summary

North Carolina firefighters are battling a blaze at a vacant furniture plant in Morganton where witnesses say flames are shooting more than 70 feet into the air.

Story summary image

Associated poll

More: continued here

Be Sociable, Share!
 

Archives

News provided by WWAY NewsChannel 3 and the StarNewsOnline

|Home| |Events| |Attractions| |Accommodations| |Restaurants| |Golf| |Beaches| |Jobs| |Getting Here| |Climate| |Directory| |News| |Advertise| |Contact Us|

 
 
  Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina