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Dust Collector Fire at Composites Plant in NC

A dust collector and four silos caught on fire this week at a composite products plant in North Carolina.

A dust collector and four silos caught fire Wednesday at the Fiberon plant in New London, NC, fire officials told the Stanley News & Press

The blaze caused several small explosions, Stanley County Fire Marshal Danny Barham said in an interview the newspaper. 

Safeguards in the plant prevented significant damages, according to Barham, but some silo-related equipment was damaged. No injuries were logged during the incident. 

Firefighters remained on scene for some time to monitor the silos for hotspots.

Fiberon is a manufacturer of composite products, including decking, railing, cladding, and deck fasteners, according to the firm’s website. The company also operates a manufacturing facility in Meridian, ID. 

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