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Cause of massive industrial fire in Fletcher under investigation

The cause of a massive industrial building fire and explosion in Fletcher is under investigation. (Photo credit: Tracie Stewart Williams)

The cause of a massive industrial building fire and explosion in Fletcher is under investigation.

The fire was reported Wednesday afternoon at 4:15 p.m. at Sealing Agents, a business on Mills Gap Road that provides waterproofing services for basement and crawl spaces, mold issues solutions and spray foam insulation.

"Nothing like I've ever experienced before,” said employee Kent Schumacher. “. It was just, my whole body was encapsulated in this shockwave. I looked back and saw like smoke and a lot of shrapnel, kind of come over this wall, and I just got out."

Firefighters had the fire under control after about an hour. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries.

Workers inside the building report that a vehicle may have started the fire or at least added to the destruction.

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