Sunday, 26 August 2007 20:00
A fire call at 3 p.m. had Lenoir firefighters busy Saturday.
Smoke was reported at the Foothills Bio-Energies plant on Virginia Street in
Lenoir. Firefighters arrived to find a storage area behind the plant- fully
engaged in flames. The area housed tanks of poultry fat and soybean oil the
plant processes into bio-diesel fuel.
No one was injured in the blaze- and no one was in the building when the
fire broke out. The scene was cleared
by 8 p.m. and early estimates put the damage at approximately $200,000.