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Major fire breaks out at NC tire plant

The fire broke out around 2:40 p.m. at the tire plant on Firestone Parkway. (WTVD-TV)

WILSON, N.C. — Firefighters are on the scene of a fire at the Bridgestone-Firestone tire plant in Wilson.

WTVD-TV reported that the fire broke out around 2:40 p.m. at the tire plant on Firestone Parkway. It is unknown whether there are any injuries.

Two workers from the plant said the building where the fire broke out is where rubber for tires is mixed. A lot of chemicals are used there, the employees said.

The employees also said workers have not been told to leave.

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