Ammonia Leak Forces Evacuation In Hoke County

An ammonia leak has forced authorities to order an evacuation near a House of Raeford turkey processing plant in Hoke County.

County director of emergency communications Jimmy Stewart says the leak forced authorities to ask residents within a half-mile radius of the plant to leave their homes.

The plant is nearly 90 miles southwest of Raleigh.

Stewart said one person was taken to the hospital, but he had no additional details about that person's condition, how the leak occurred or when it was first reported.

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