Crews respond to fire at Sampson County wood pellet facility

FAISON, N.C. (WTVD) -- Eight county fire departments responded to battle a blaze at a Sampson County wood pellet facility throughout Friday evening.

Officials said a pile of mulch caught fire at the Enviva Pellets Sampson facility just before 2:30 p.m. The fire then advanced to neighboring woods.

While responding to the fire, a Four Oaks fire truck's wheel blew out on Interstate-40

No injuries were reported nor was there any damage to the plant itself.

The fire prompted precautionary closures of the facility.

Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire.
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