Fiber factory catches fire nearly year after destructive blaze - FOX Carolina 21

Fiber factory catches fire nearly year after destructive blaze

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Smoke pours from the roof of Leigh Fibers on Syphrit Road. (June 18, 2013/FOX Carolina) Smoke pours from the roof of Leigh Fibers on Syphrit Road. (June 18, 2013/FOX Carolina)
WELLFORD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Almost a year after a large fire rekindled multiple times, a Spartanburg County fiber factory caught fire again.

Firefighters said Leigh Fibers in Wellford caught fire late Monday night. Firefighters from Duncan and Startex responded to the blaze, where they said the fire started in the warehouse production shop.

They were able to get the fire out without any structural damage, though smoke was seen coming from the roof just before 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters put out several fires that rekindled in June 2012. See photos from the 2012 fire here.

Authorities said the materials recycled at the plant are highly flammable, so when they catch fire they can make for a very slow burning and stubborn fire.

The cause of Monday's fire remains under investigation.

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