Large fire at Raleigh construction firm

October 5, 2012 5:51:45 PM PDT
Authorities are calling a large fire at a construction firm in Raleigh an accident.

Thick black smoke could be seen for miles surrounding Contech Construction Products at Edwards Mill and Chapel Hill Roads.

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Authorities say the fire happened inside a 10 foot deep asphalt vat when the asphalt accidentally made contact with a gas burner during routine maintenance.

No one was injured.

The company sells plastic PVC piping and other products.

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