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Fire underway at hemp facility in Nash County

SPRING HOPE, N.C. (WNCN) -  A fire that started Friday morning at a large hemp storage facility in Nash County continued burning into the afternoon, officials said.

The incident was reported just after 10:15 a.m. at farmer's storage warehouse in Spring Hope. As of 1 p.m., the fire was still well underway.

Several fire agencies, including from Youngsville, Zebulon, Louisburg, Rolesville, among others were sent to the incident in the Montclair Complex. 

The fire marshal confirmed to our sister station CBS 17 the building is a total loss. 

CBS 17 spoke with a family member of the farm's owner who said that hemp is not in the warehouse that’s on fire but in a structure next door.

The owner says they’re praying that building doesn’t catch fire.

The warehouse's owner is a partner of HEMP Inc. but the structure isn't directly the company. 

A spokeswoman with HEMP Inc. said the fire didn't occur on their property. 

Emergency officials on scene originally told CBS 17 the building's belonged to HEMP Inc. The story has been amended to show it is not a HEMP Inc. facility. 


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