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A fire alarm at Newland’s textile plant on Sunday, April 7, brought firemen from all over Avery County to the scene.
Photo by Matthew Hundley

Originally published: 2013-04-10 12:12:45
Last modified: 2013-04-10 12:12:44

Fire alarm at Newland textile plant

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A fire alarm at the textile plant in Newland brought almost every fire department in Avery County to Newland on Sunday, April 7, just before 1 p.m. The situation was contained without damage to the building.
According to Fire Marshal David Charles Vance, the fire began when an electric knitting machine malfunctioned.

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