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No injuries in early Sunday explosion/fire at Invista


A scare Sunday morning at the Invista plant in Wilmington as a chemical fire lit up the sky. The ball of fire could be seen in the sky from far and wide, and dispatch reported calls from New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties. No one was injured.

The fire happened around 4:40am Sunday morning at the plant which is located at 4600 Highway 421 North in Wilmington. Fire crews responded, but Invista had the fire largely under control.

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We live in Pender and heard an explosion that woke us up. We walked outside & heard some kind of alarm. There was no mention of the explosion. Will there be more information?