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Posted: 6:21 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
GASTONIA, N.C. —
Firefighters responded to an overnight fire at Gastonia’s Freightliner plant.The fire department told Channel 9 smoke was thick when crews first arrived.The plant lost about $1 million in production time when it had to evacuate employees around midnight.A vent system about the size of a fire engine went up in flames. Damage to the equipment will cost between $75,000 and $100,000 to fix, officials said.Firefighters were able to put out the fire and allow workers back inside by 2 a.m.Nobody was hurt, and the building was not damaged.Employees are to report to work as they normally would.
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