Plant Damaged By Fire In Lenoir

LENOIR, NC–Reports say Lenoir Fire Department responded to a large structure fire on Virginia Street late Sunday afternoon.

The fire was reportedly started sometime Sunday at the former Broyhill Occasional plant located on Virginia St. off Morganton Boulevard.

The Lenoir Fire Department received the call for service around 4:50 pm, and firefighters had the blaze under control and contained around 11:30 pm Sunday night.  The building was vacant when the fire started.

Preliminary reports suggested that the fire was started by workers using torches to cut steel pipes and beams out of the roof while trying to salvage materials from the structure.

Authorities say no one was injured during the fire.