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Electrical short source of Enfield fire

Posted July 11, 2011 2:47 p.m. EDT
Updated July 11, 2011 3:11 p.m. EDT

— The fire that destroyed a Halifax County fertilizer warehouse Friday night started with an electrical short, firefighters said Monday.

Ronny Locke, chief of the Enfield Volunteer Fire Department, said the 18,000-square-foot Halifax Fertilizer Co. Inc., at 1107 S. Dennis St., was a total loss. No one was on duty at the plant when the fire broke out at about 9 p.m. Friday night, and no one was injured.

Firefighters worked through the night to quash the flames and were able to save two storage sheds on the property.