Fire at North Carolina Fertilizer Plant Prompts Evacuations as Explosion Feared

Officials in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, asked people within one mile of a fertilizer plant to evacuate on Tuesday, February 1, amid fears of an explosion.

Officials said there was the potential for a large explosion of ammonium nitrate after the blaze at the Weaver Fertilizer Plant on North Cherry Street started Monday night.

Around 6,000 people who live within a mile of the plant were ordered to evacuate, officials said. Credit: Greensboro Fire Department via Storyful