Fire Sends Kinston Workers Home

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.

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