Large fire burning at zinc recycling facility in rural Western NC

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RUTHERFORD CO., NC (WSPA) – Numerous fire crews are at the scene of a large fire at a zinc recycling facility in southern Rutherford County.

The American Zinc Recycling Corp. plant is located off of US-221 just north of Chesnee.

According to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, there are no evacuations in the area at this time.

Firefighters have the fire contained to an area of the facility that does not require evacuations, according to Rutherford County Emergency Management.

Numerous fire departments from Rutherford County, Spartanburg County, Cherokee County, and Polk County are at the scene of the fire.

People are being asked to avoid roads the area, especially Highway 221, to keep the area clear for emergency personnel.

7News has a crew headed to the scene and we will update this story as more information becomes available.

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