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Fire trucks and firefighters on the scene of a reported industrial fire Wednesday morning at a business near Fred T. Foard High School.

Catawba County Fire Marshal Jennifer Lowrance said an explosion caused a fire that evacuated a local industrial plant Wednesday morning.

Multiple fire departments from across Catawba County responded to a fire at International Cushioning Company off Hwy. NC 10 west of Hickory.

The manufacturing plant is near Fred. T. Foard High School.

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