Fire hits Sampson slaughterhouse
Posted January 19, 2009 6:54 a.m. EST
Updated January 19, 2009 9:06 a.m. EST
Godwin, N.C. — A fire broke out early Monday at the Martins Abattoir and Wholesale Meats, Inc., slaughterhouse and packing plant in Sampson County.
The fire started around 4 a.m. in a boiling vat in the plant at 1600 Martin Road in Godwin. Firefighters got it under control in about a half-hour, they said.
No animals were hurt, and the fire caused minimal damage, officials said.
Fire investigators were trying to determine how the fire began.