Fire at LaFayette factory is now under control

UPDATE:

10 employees have been taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation 2 of them in critical condition.

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LAFAYETTE, Georgia (WDEF) Firefighers in Walker County have been battling a blaze at the Buy The Truck factory building in South LaFayette.

The company makes carpet and flooring products.

Heavy smoke from the fire forced employees to evacuate this morning, many coughing and fighting for air.

Several have been taken to the hospital with respiratory issues.

LaFayette officials asked residents near the plant on South Chattanooga plant to remain indoors to avoid the smoke.

Josh O’Bryant of the Catoosa Walker News was able to shoot this video of the smoke.

Catoosa Walker News

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