ASHEBORO, N.C. -- Crews battled a massive fire at an industrial plant in Asheboro Friday afternoon.
The fire started at Covanta Environmental Solutions at about 12:30 p.m. The facility is a plant that recycles tires.
Crews now consider the fire contained but say it is still smoldering, as of 5 p.m.
The fire was not inside the plant. It started when a shredder caught on fire, igniting two large piles of rubber outside the plant.
One person was evacuated from a nearby home as a precaution.
Employees were in the plant when the fire broke out but no injuries were reported.
Firefighters tell FOX8's Kim Wynne they expect to be on the scene for several hours.