BUNN, N.C. (WNCN) – A fire that started Friday morning at a warehouse facility continued burning into the afternoon, officials said.
The incident was reported just after 10:15 a.m. at farmer’s storage warehouse in Bunn along the Franklin-Nash county line. As of 6 p.m., the fire was still well underway.
Bunn Fire Department officials said at 10 p.m. that small pockets and hotspots were still being monitored. They said they’ll be out there for a “good while.”
Several fire agencies, including from Youngsville, Zebulon, Louisburg, Rolesville, among others were sent to the incident in the Montclair Complex.
The call came in saying a hemp facility was on fire. CBS 17’s Susanna Black 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 the 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.