Wix Warehouse Fire Under Investigation in Gastonia

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After two days, a fire has been extinguished at a Wix Filtration Corp. storage warehouse in the historic former Mutual Mill in Gastonia.

An investigation continues to pinpoint the cause of the fire, Gastonia Fire Chief Phil Welch says. About one-quarter of the 176,600-square-foot former textile mill burned, he says.

“This facility was almost four acres under roof,” Welch says.

Wix used the 1925 W. Poplar St. facility to store raw materials as well as finished products.

The fire started Saturday morning. It took two additional calls for fire department support to contain the blaze.

Wix, based in Gastonia, was founded in a former textile mill 70 years ago.

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