Tornado sparks fire at warehouse holding Michelin tires

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 14) — A warehouse in Laurens County, S.C., handling distribution for Michelin North America Inc. caught fire Jan. 13 after being damaged by a tornado.

At this time it is not clear how many tires were in the 1.2 million-sq.-ft. warehouse at the time or how many were affected. Michelin said.

The facility is owned and operated by TNT Logistics, which provides distribution and warehousing services for Michelin.

About 35 TNT employees were on site at about 7:30 p.m. when the tornado touched down, and…

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