2 firefighters killed in NC millworks fire

March 7, 2008 11:17:59 AM PST
Two firefighters were killed Friday while battling a massive fire that heavily damaged a woodworking company in central North Carolina. "One was dead on arrival and one died here this morning," said Michael Burton, a spokesman at Rowan Regional Medical Center.

Burton said two other firefighters injured in Friday's blaze at Salisbury Millworks were being treated for first and second degree burns. He said doctors don't consider their injuries to be severe.

Burton said one other injured firefighter was sent to North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem for treatment. Officials there declined to comment.

Firefighters responded to the fire shortly after receiving a 911 call around 7 a.m. Departments from across the county north of Charlotte were called to fight the blaze, the Salisbury Post reported.