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Firefighters respond to industrial warehouse fire

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A two-alarm fire in Gaston, N.C., was responsible for approximately $10,000 in damages, according to the Gaston Gazette.

Firefighters from four different departments rushed to the Carolina Industrial Foundry on Aug. 6 and were greeted with smoke escaping from the doors of the building. After assessing the situation, the crews were able to extinguish the blaze within approximately 25 minutes, according to the Crowders Mountain Fire and Rescue.

There were 10 people in the facility at the time of the fire, but everyone was able to exit safely. No one sustained any injuries. There are no indications as to the cause of the fire, but the investigation is ongoing.

The report does not indicate whether a fire suppression system was in place in the building, or if a fire alarm control system alerted the employees about the dangerous situation.

Among the fire crews putting out the flames were the Union Road Volunteer Fire Department, the Gastonia Fire Department and Ranlo Volunteer Fire Department.

This incident comes on the heels of a trash fire in Gaston that injured two firefighters two weeks prior, according to NBC affiliate WCNC.

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