CLEVELAND, N.C. (WJZY) — Firefighters responded to a fire at the Daimler Freightliner manufacturing plant in Cleveland County Friday night. 

It occurred around 8 p.m. at the sprawling facility on Statesville Boulevard. 

Video showed heavy fire on the exterior of the plant. The fire appeared to engulf an exterior storage area.

The facility employs more than 2,000 people. It’s the largest Freightliner truck manufacturing plant in the United States and is the largest manufacturer in Rowan County.