Blaze at NC chicken plant nearly destroys building

Maxton, NC - MAXTON, NC (AP) - Fire has ripped through a North Carolina plant for one of the country's largest chicken processing companies.

Multiple media outlets reported Friday that fire broke out just before midnight at the House of Raeford plant in Maxton, 85 miles south of Raleigh and near the South Carolina state line.

About 100 firefighters fought the fire. Investigators say a warehouse on the property was gutted. No injuries were reported.

Live chickens are not kept at the plant, which processes chicken parts into products like chicken patties and chicken hot dogs.

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