Gazette photo by Larry Chambers
Firefighters hooked their hoses to a fire hydrant at the Magnolia plant.
Firefighters battle blaze inside Magnolia factory in Hillsville

HILLSVILLE - Several fire departments worked to extinguish a fire at the Magnolia Manufacturing Company in Hillsville on Saturday, when an unknown cause sparked a fire in two industrial units inside one of the factory's filter houses.

According to a report from Hillsville Assistant Fire Chief Mike Musser, firefighters were called to Magnolia around 7:30 p.m. to reports of a fire inside the factory.

Upon arrival, firefighters were told that the fire was in a filter house — a component of the factory.