11/30/08 94 W, 1 I - + 17 - 13 Mitchell County Plant Fire

FireNews has coverage of the overnight explosion and fire at the Unimin Corporation Quartz/Feldspar Plant in Mitchell County. The 10:50 p.m. fire engulfed the plant located off Highway 226 between Spruce Pine and Ledger. The fire was contained at 5:00 a.m. Mutual aid responded from seven (!) counties, and residents within a four-mile radius north of the plant were asked to evacuate. Read the entire story, which includes details from the Mitchell News Journal, Citizen-Times, and Associated Press. There's also a Google map showing the location.

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