LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) Capt. Randy Hickmon with the LR Fire Department says they responded to a fire just after 4:30am Saturday at the Welspun Plant on Frazier Pike near the Little Rock Port Authority.
A maintenance crew discovered the fire in an electrical control room and called the fire department. Firefighters had difficulty distinguishing the fire because it was mostly electrical.
Estimated damage is $1.5 million. The India-based company employs over 500 people and manufactures large diameter pipe for the oil and gas industry. It is not known if the plant will reopen on Monday.