Mill fire burns in ventilation shaft

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 15, 2013

CHINA GROVE — Landis and China Grove fire crews kept a blaze at bay Thursday night at a Thom Street mill.
A Rowan Rescue Squad official on the scene said the fire appeared to have started inside a ventilation shaft at Tuscarora Yarns Mill. The fire started about 7:45 p.m.
By 8:30 p.m., fire crews appeared to have the blaze knocked down and were working to clear smoke from the building.
Scanner traffic indicated the fire began in a lower level of the facility. No one was injured.
Rowan County EMS and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.