• Firefighters battle fire Thursday on York Highway


    GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - Firefighters said a van's gas tank exploded and spread fire to nearby woods.

    The large fire prompted a shutdown of York Highway in Gaston County for two hours Thursday.

    Firefighters said flames from the explosion reached 60 feet in the air.

    Trash and debris at a nearby business also burned before firefighters got it under control.

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