Winston-Salem, NC (February 1, 2022) – A very serious fire in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the Weaver Fertilizer Plant has resulted in the evacuation of approximately 6,000 residents.
The fire was first reported on Monday at around 7:00 p.m. at the plant which is located near the 4400 Cherry Street. The plant stores a significant amount of ammonium nitrate which creates a significant explosion hazard. According to some reports, the plant stores between 300 and 600 tons of ammonium nitrate which produces toxic oxides of nitrogen when it burns. Ammonium nitrate has caused explosions at similar fertilizer plants in recent years including the 2013 explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant in West, Texas.
In addition to the families who have been forcibly evacuated, residents within the general area have been asked to remain inside and avoid strenuous exercise.
If you are among the families displaced as a result of this serious fire, our firm may be able to help you recover your expenses for this serious event along with damages for your inconvenience. Our firm has significant experience pursuing claims for evacuees under similar circumstances. We helped thousands of evacuees following the 2006 explosion at the EQ facility in Apex, North Carolina. We have also served as lead counsel for claims arising from fires in Hudson, North Carolina, Raeford, North Carolina as well as incidents in Pennsylvania and California. In each of these cases, we helped thousands of displaced families obtain fair compensation for the losses caused by the evacuation.
Call us today at 919-420-7867 and ask to speak with attorney Mike Malone.