Firefighters respond to furniture plant fire in Pontotoc County

Firefighters from three counties worked to put out a fire at the American Furniture manufacturing plant south of Ecru.

Posted: Oct 13, 2018 7:13 AM
Updated: Oct 15, 2018 11:51 PM

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Firefighters from three counties were called early Saturday to put out a fire at the American Furniture manufacturing plant south of Ecru.

Pontotoc County Fire Coordinator Adam Patton says the call came in around 5:45 a.m.  

Fire at American Furniture in Pontotoc County (Adam Patton)

Fire at American Furniture in Pontotoc County (Adam Patton)

He says the flames were contained to the manufacturing building, which is connected to the office building. There was only smoke damage in the offices.

No injuries were reported. Firefighters from Lee and Union counties joined with Pontotoc County firefighters in the effort to get the flames under control.

This is the same plant where a massive fire in January caused significant damage.

Employees are expected to return back to work this upcoming Thursday.

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