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Small Fire Pauses Production at Goodyear Plant

October 05, 2011
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A small fire broke out at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. plant in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday afternoon, prompting evacuation of part of the building.

According to local reports, the fire, which was reported about 12:45 p.m., began in the mixing area inside one of the mixers that convert raw material into useable rubber.

The south end of the building was evacuated because of the smoke. The plant’s emergency response unit quickly extinguished the fire, so county and city firefighters that responded to calls of heavy smoke were turned away.

Workers were reentering the building by 1:30 p.m., according to reports. Production in the mixing department was interrupted for about an hour.

There were no reports of injuries.