Mon Aug 15, 2022

Employee dies after fire at Whiteville hazmat response facility

One person died following a fire Monday at HERR on Maultsby Street in Whiteville. Staff photo by Justin Smith

One employee died of their injuries while another was released from the hospital following a Monday afternoon facility fire in east Whiteville.

Whiteville Fire Chief David Yergeau on Tuesday confirmed the death of the HERR (Hazmat Emergency Response and Remediation, Inc.) employee, saying they passed after being flown by AirLink

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