Large fire at Wynne industrial plant - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

No injuries reported after fire at industrial plant

(KAIT) (KAIT)

(WMC-TV) – Emergency crews responded to a fire Tuesday evening at the Mueller Copper facility in Wynne, Arkansas.

Fire crews from as far away as Marion responded to the blaze as its billowing smoke filled the sky.

"My daughter works at McDonalds across the street, and called and told me the building was on fire," Avon Frost said.

Officials said the fire started in an area of the plant where plastic fittings and other items are made, and that a tar roof helped fuel it.

"The fire chief didn't have time to tell me exactly how it started," Wynne Bob Stacy said. "By the time they got here it had taken care of the building."

Employees who were not on the clock at the time wondered when they might be back to work.

"It's emotional," Delinda Holden said. "There's gonna be a lot of people out of work."

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Stacy said company officials plan to rebuild and hopefully rehire anyone who might be laid off in the interim.

Mueller Industries is a company that manufactures copper plumbing, tubing and fittings.  It is one of the largest employers in Cross County, with nearly 400 workers.

Copyright 2011 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Single winning ticket claims 2nd largest Powerball jackpot

    Single winning ticket claims 2nd largest Powerball jackpot

    Thursday, August 24 2017 4:11 AM EDT2017-08-24 08:11:32 GMT
    Thursday, August 24 2017 6:07 AM EDT2017-08-24 10:07:32 GMT

    The winning numbers were 06-07-16-23-26, with a Powerball number of 04.

    More >>

    The winning numbers were 06-07-16-23-26, with a Powerball number of 04.

    More >>
  • Mother charged with killing teenage daughter

    Mother charged with killing teenage daughter

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:50 AM EDT2017-08-23 10:50:33 GMT
    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:50 AM EDT2017-08-23 10:50:33 GMT

    Burned remains found on the mother’s farm were identified as those of her 16-year-old daughter, who she gave up for adoption when she was a baby.

    More >>

    Burned remains found on the mother’s farm were identified as those of her 16-year-old daughter, who she gave up for adoption when she was a baby.

    More >>
  • GRAPHIC: Teen arrested for punching teacher in classroom

    GRAPHIC: Teen arrested for punching teacher in classroom

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-08-23 22:19:32 GMT
    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-08-23 22:19:32 GMT
    Cellphone video captured as teen as he swung at and then beat up his teacher in a classroom. The teen was arrested. (Source: WTMJ/CNN/Javale Nash)Cellphone video captured as teen as he swung at and then beat up his teacher in a classroom. The teen was arrested. (Source: WTMJ/CNN/Javale Nash)

    Tuesday’s incident was captured on cellphone video, which shows the exact moment the 16-year-old student swung at the teacher.  

    More >>

    Tuesday’s incident was captured on cellphone video, which shows the exact moment the 16-year-old student swung at the teacher.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly