RAW VIDEO: Neckover Trailer fire started from grinding sparks, according to employee

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POSTED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 12:54pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 2:04pm

Update: The fire is now under control, according to crews at the scene, who are now busy assessing the damage.

A crew will remain at the scene for some time to put out any hot spots.


Fire crews are currently working a structure fire in Troup Tuesday afternoon.

Smith County officials tell KETK that Whitehouse, Arp, Troup and Jacksonville fire crews are on the scene in the 900 block of South Railroad, where Neckover Trailer Manufacturing is located.

Crews are working to protect a nearby paint shop that could add fuel to the flames.

Highway 135 South from Troup to Jacksonville has been closed.

All utilities at Neckover are shut off and power crews are on the scene. All employees have been sent home.

An employee of Neckover Trailer Manufacturing told KETK that the fire started from grinding sparks.

Fire crews told a KETK crew that the fire started in the paint shop, where four painters were at work. All four got out safely.

One building has been lost. Crews say it's possible the business could lose three.

KETK has a crew on scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

 

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