- Associated Press - Saturday, June 28, 2014

WILSON, N.C. (AP) - Workers were evacuated as more than 70 firefighters and emergency personnel responded to a fire at a Wilson tire plant.

Rodney Dancy with the Wilson County Emergency Management told The Wilson Times that several employees at the Bridgestone-Firestone plant were treated for smoke inhalation and taken to a local hospital Saturday.

Dancy said additional fire departments were called in to fight the fire, which started at the plant around 2:45 p.m.

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