HENDERSON, N.C. (WNCN) — Firefighters are battling a large fire at the ETC of Henderson plant in Henderson.
The smoke was visible a county away.
“I went out to walk my dog and was going to go to breakfast with a friend, and I look up and saw the black plume of smoke,” recalled neighbor Bonnie Ray.
The plant is located at 601 Wakefield Ave. According to the company’s website, it offers a “complete line of highest quality floor pads and mops.”
The call for the fire came in at 9:25 a.m. Monday, fire officials said. No one was injured in the fire, officials said. The cause of the fire had not been determined as of Monday afternoon. The plant employees about 75 people.
Some neighbors were voluntarily evacuated to a nearby Walmart.
Neighbor’s lawns are being showered with ash from the blaze. Neighbors said the same plant burned once before, in 2003.
Neighbors also worried about the milky white color of the water flowing away from the fire. Fire officials said the water had ixed with a non-toxic adhesive used at the facility and is not a danger.