Firefighters responded to a large fire at a factory in Caldwell County Sunday afternoon (January 13). According to published reports, the fire at the plant on Morganton Boulevard in Lenoir started around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Reports said the factory, located at the corner of Morganton Boulevard and Virginia Street, is a former Broyhill Furniture facility.
Fire officials said several roads were blocked while crews attempted to fight the fire. One published report said flames shot through the roof. By late Sunday night the flames had reportedly died down, but firefighters continued to monitor the site while the flames continued to burn out. It was expected that Morganton Boulevard would be closed in the area of the fire through early this morning (January 14).
No additional information had been released on the fire.