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Fire burns Lumberton fertilizer plant

Posted June 28, 2009

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— A fire swept through a Lumberton fertilizer plant Sunday morning.

Someone riding by the Southern States plant at ‎875 Old Whiteville Road saw the flames shortly before 9:30 a.m. and called the fire department.

As many as 150 firefighters from 17 different departments responded to the fire.

At about 10:45 a.m., firefighters decided to let the fire burn out due to the chemicals inside the plant. However, they said the chemical gases were not a concern for nearly residents.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Sunday afternoon.

There were no injuries.

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  • thebeautifulONE Jun 29, 2009

    This plant was a 1/4 mile from my house. It was not a nice sight to see. Fixture for many years.