11/13/09 121 W, 1 I - + 14 - 10 Yesterday's Major Fire in Henderson

WRAL has posted some video footage from yesterday's major fire at the old J. P. Taylor tobacco plant at 800 J. P. Taylor Road in Henderson. The three-story (?) building, presently a Pacific Coast Feather storage facility, was reported on fire at 3:34 p.m. Vance County FD was first on scene with heavy smoke showing. Crews commenced an interior attack for 30 to 45 minutes, reports this Henderson Dispatch article. Subsequent aerial operations utilized trucks from Henderson and Oxford. Over 100 firefighters were on scene from Vance, Granville, Warren, and Franklin Counties. Fire departments included Vance County, Bear Pond, Watkins, Kittrell, Henderson, Cokesbury, Kerr Lake, Epsom (Franklin), Louisburg (Franklin), Franklinton (Franklin), and Oxford (Granville).

Daily Dispatch/Ashley Steve Ayscue photo

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