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No Injuries After Fire at Georgia Pacific Plant in Asheboro

No Injuries After Fire at Georgia Pacific Plant in Asheboro

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(Stock Photo / Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO N.C. – No one was injured after a reported commercial fire at the Georgia Pacific Plant in Asheboro earlier this week. On January 29th, 2024, at 1:01 p.m. Asheboro Fire and Rescue Department (AFRD) was dispatched to a commercial fire at 200 McDowell Rd. The first unit arrived on scene at 1:04 p.m., reporting nothing showing from the exterior of the building. A representative with the company told fire crews there was a fire in one of the machines at the plant. Firefighters were able to locate and extinguish the fire and the incident was under control at 1:20 p.m. All personnel from the plant had been evacuated prior to the arrival of the fire department, and no injuries were reported. In total, 8 AFRD apparatus with nineteen per...
Chemical Spill and Fire at Energizer Plant 2 Triggers Evacuation / Fire Response

Chemical Spill and Fire at Energizer Plant 2 Triggers Evacuation / Fire Response

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[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. – A fire and chemical spill at Energizer Plant 2 triggered an evacuation of the plant and a large response from the Asheboro and Randleman Fire Departments on Wednesday evening. On Wednesday, January 10th, 2024, at 4:47 p.m. Asheboro Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a commercial fire alarm at Energizer Plant 2, located at 419 Art Bryan Dr, in Asheboro. While Asheboro Fire units were enroute the fire alarm was upgraded to a commercial fire and fire crews from Randleman Fire Department were added to the response. AFRD personnel arrived on scene at 4:50 p.m. and found no smoke or fire from the exterior.  According to a press release from AFRD, Energizer personnel spoke with fire crews at the scene and notified them they...
[UPDATED] Vehicle Fire at Asheboro Mechanic Shop Triggers Commercial Fire Response

[UPDATED] Vehicle Fire at Asheboro Mechanic Shop Triggers Commercial Fire Response

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ARTICLE UPDATEDThis article has been partially re-written with updated information. ASHEBORO N.C. - Just before 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, fire crews with the Asheboro Fire Rescue Department responded to 1233 N Fayetteville St for a report of a vehicle on fire inside of a bay at a mechanic shop. According to a press release, AFRD units arrived on scene at 3:50 p.m. to find a truck on fire inside a building. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and set up ventilation to clear the building of smoke. The cause of the incident was unintentional, and damages were estimated at $3,000. Reports indicate there were no injuries. Both southbound lanes of N Fayetteville St, were closed and vehicles were detoured onto the turning lane while crews were on-scene. ...
Fire Crews Responds to Commercial Fire in Asheboro

Fire Crews Responds to Commercial Fire in Asheboro

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[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Fire crews in Asheboro are on the scene of a commercial equipment fire that is under control at this time. Just before 5:30 pm, Randolph County 911 dispatched Asheboro Fire/Rescue to 2503 N Fayetteville St, located near the intersection of Pineview St, at Covanta Enviromental Solutions. Callers reported a fire inside a piece of machinery at the business. Asheboro Fire/Rescue's on scene command reported the fire under control at around 6 pm. No injuries have been reported so far. This is a developing story, and more information will be provided as it is made available. UPDATE 5/15/23 4:30 PM - Asheboro Fire/Rescue Department has released details about the fire on May 10th, 2023, at Covanta Enviromental Solutions. ...
Smoke, No Fire at Hobby Lobby in Asheboro Overnight

Smoke, No Fire at Hobby Lobby in Asheboro Overnight

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Firefighters responded to the Hobby Lobby in Asheboro late last night for a fire alarm and found smoke but no fire. Late last night between 10 and 11pm, Asheboro Fire and Rescue Deptartment was dispatched to 1422 E Dixie Dr, in Asheboro for a report of a fire alarm. Crews arrived to find smoke in the building but were not able to locate any fire. According to information from the department this morning, the source of the smoke was determined to be a compacter motor that had locked up. The extent of the damage is undetermined.
Fire at Substation/Power Outages Saturday Blamed on High Winds

Fire at Substation/Power Outages Saturday Blamed on High Winds

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Asheboro East Power Substation [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - A fire at a power substation in Asheboro that left over 6,000 customers without power Saturday evening was caused by high winds. On April 1st, 2023, just after 7pm, Asheboro Fire and Rescue (AFRD) was dispatched to a report of a fire at the Asheboro East Power Substation on Spring St. Randolph County Emergency Services advised responding units that 911 callers had reported hearing an explosion, followed by a power outage in the area. Other callers were reporting a fire at, or near, the substation. According to Samantha East, Public Information Officer for the Asheboro Fire/Rescue Dept, "units arrived on scene to find a small area of grass burning inside the substation that was not a threat to ...