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Firefighters Battle Massive Fire At Charcoal Plant

Firefighters in Clinton County spent much of the day on Thursday battling a massive fire at a charcoal plant.

The flames broke out at around 2:00 CST in the morning at Cowboy's Charcoal on West Highway 90 in Albany.

Fire officials say the fire started in a building that serves a warehouse for the finished charcoal. They say two trucks that were backed up to the building also caught fire, but firefighters were able to drive those vehicles away from the building and then put out the flames.

Fire officials say surveillance video shows the flames, but it isn't clear yet what sparked them.

The building was destroyed and an adjacent building suffered some minor damage.

Firefighters from Clinton, Cumberland and Wayne Counties were all called in because the flames were so intense. A fire department in Tennessee was also placed on standby.

Dispatchers say no one was evacuated because the plant is in a remote area.

There were no injuries reported.


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