It was a short work day for nearly 200 workers at a manufacturing facility in the east when a small fire cut their day short.
Officials with Kinston Neuse Corporation say a fire broke out early Friday morning in an air filter in a piece of machinery in the shipping and receiving area of the facility.
The fire happened around 10:00 a.m. and all 180 workers were evacuated and sent home for the day. Officials say the fire was under control in less than 30 minutes.
A spokesperson for Kinston Neuse Corporation, which manufactures crown lift trucks, says all 180 workers were accounted for and that no one was injured.