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Harnett County building scheduled to be demolished catches fire

Posted May 10

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— Fire crews are on the scene of a fire at Alphin Brothers on U.S. Highway 301 in Harnett County, officials said.

The building had been scheduled to be demolished in the near future, officials said. Fore crews responded to the building at about 12:30 p.m.

It's unclear what caused the fire.

In 2015, Alphin Brothers was placed on three years of probation for labeling farm-raised, imported shrimp as wild shrimp caught in the United States.

According to court documents, an employee of the food processor encouraged others at the Dunn processing facility to falsely label approximately 25,000 pounds of shrimp later sold to customers in Louisiana.


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  • Jj Parker May 10, 5:25 p.m.
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    Time to call Forrest Gump 👍

  • Edward Anderson May 10, 3:24 p.m.
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    Yeah, but what about the fact that I'm allergic to foreign shrimp? If it's labeled Made in America, I could die!!!

  • michealtwarren May 10, 3:20 p.m.

    Additional info: the building was damaged by a tornado on April 16, 2011 and was never repaired.

  • Lance Boyle May 10, 2:13 p.m.
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    This is why we dont need regulation, these guys were making plenty of extra cash by changing the label. I say get rid of the labels, sale what you want and get the gov off our backs.

  • Tripp Weiland May 10, 1:56 p.m.
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    Are "fore" crews the ones that come out ahead of the regular crews or are they just there to make sure no one gets hit by a golf ball?