UPDATE: Fire at Hazmat Emergency Response and Remediation leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Tim Hardee, an employee at HERR has died from his injuries.

WHITEVILLE, N.C (WWAY) — Two people were injured in the fire at Hazmat Emergency Response and Remediation (HERR) services in Whiteville.

One person was admitted to a local hospital and released after treatment.

The other person, Tim Hardee, had to be flown to Chapel Hill for treatment for severe burns and has died from his injuries.

Tim Hardee was an employee at HERR Emergency Management just confirmed the man’s death at 1:20 PM but he is believed to have died at 12:30 today.

Crews were quick to respond to the fire, and it was contained about an hour after it began.

Although the materials inside the building were flammable, there were no toxic chemicals burned so there was no need to evacuate the area.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is still under investigation.

 

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