06/28/09 87 W, 1 I - + 15 - 11 Fire at Lumberton Fertilizer Plant

The Southern States Cooperative fertilizer plant at 525 S. Roberts Avenue in Lumberton burned this morning. Some 100 firefighters from Robeson and Bladen counties were on scene, including Lumberton, East Howellsville, Britt's, Allenton and Raft Swap, Elizabethtown, Tar Heel, Dublin, and Tobermory. The fire was reported about 9:40 a.m. The plant was empty and the gates were locked. No injuries, nor evacuations. The fire was controlled by early afternoon. Read this Daily Robesonian article, which includes additional photos.

Brian Duckworth / Daily Robesonian photo

WTVD has a slide show of aerial shots, http://dig.abclocal.go.com/wtvd/gallerie..
Legeros - 06/29/09 - 06:22

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