Fire Forces Evacuation at Wilson Plant
Posted August 14, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT
WILSON — A factory in Wilson is open, despite an early morning fire that forced hundreds of workers to evacuate.
Firefighters discovered a fire in an industrial dryer at the Wrangler textile plant about 12:30 a.m.
More than 200 employees waited outside as crews cleared the building of smoke. One person suffered minor injuries.
Workers were back inside by 2:30 a.m. The fire caused about $70,000 in damage.