Fire at NC tire plant forces workers to evacuate

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 07:36 PM

WILSON — Workers were evacuated as more than 70 firefighters and emergency personnel responded to a fire at a Wilson tire plant.

Rodney Dancy with the Wilson County Emergency Management told The Wilson Times that several employees at the Bridgestone-Firestone plant were treated for smoke inhalation and taken to a local hospital Saturday.

Dancy said additional fire departments were called in to fight the fire, which started at the plant around 2:45 p.m.