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Crews battle fire at Laurinburg kitty litter plant

Posted March 8, 2012

— Emergency crews battled a fire at Nature's Earth Pellet Energy, at 16900 Aberdeen Road in Laurinburg, Thursday morning.

No one was injured at the company, which makes kitty litter. The fire was contained in a silo at the plant, and explosion-proof doors prevented the flames from traveling farther.

Seven Scotland County Fire Department fire engines, three tankers and an air truck and rescue responded to the scene around 8:40 a.m.

The fire was under control by 1 p.m. but rekindled around 1:45 p.m. Firefighters returned to put it out again. No other information was released.


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  • The Fox Mar 8, 2012

    or a really big scoop.

  • Zorg Mar 8, 2012

    A REALLY big cat would come in handy about now.

  • carlostheass Mar 8, 2012

    There once was a plant that made litter
    For each cat lover's favorite critter
    One day it burned
    And then we all learned
    That it's the strangest news that makes us a-twitter!

  • leo-nc Mar 8, 2012

    Tons of jokes, but every time I post one the big red letters of NO come up and I can't do it. Oh well, it's a news site. I suppose they have to be strict about the wording used in some posts.

  • Kilroywashere Mar 8, 2012

    There's a good joke here somewhere?

  • braddavis Mar 8, 2012

    WHO LET THE DOGS OUT.........

  • ncfireman6021 Mar 8, 2012


  • Rebelyell55 Mar 8, 2012

    I was wondering what them dogs were up to last night.