4-alarm fire engulfs Rowan Co. factory, 1 injury reported

A four-alarm fire damaged a metal component manufacturing company near the western Rowan County town of Mount Ulla on Sunday, injuring one firefighter.

The firefighter was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but a firefighter on the scene called it a “minor injury.”

The fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. at Mid State Manufacturing on Corriher Grange Road.

Officials said the fire spread quickly through the early part of the afternoon and went from a two-alarm fire to a four-alarm call within two hours after the fire ripped through the roof of the building.

The company is owned by Impulse Manufacturing of Dawsonville, Ga., after a sale was finalized in May 2014. WBTV