Overnight fire damages portion of Lenox China building

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Fire crews in Lenoir County worked overnight to contain a fire at Lenox China on Dobbs Farm Road. Chris Decker with North Lenoir Fire and Rescue says crews responded to the fire around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Decker says smoke and flames were visible upon arrive and after further investigation, officials determined the fire started in an exhaust pipe before spreading to the roof. The fire was quickly contained and the majority of the damage to the building was contained to the roof.

Staff was able to contain the flames until crews arrived on the scene with extinguishers. No one was injured.

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