Update posted at 1:30 p.m. October 23

Investigators say all employees were able to get out of the building safely. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Previous Triplicate coverage posted at 11:15 a.m. October 23

A reported major structure fire has erupted on Overlook Road, off of Winchuck River Road, with a huge plume of smoke visible from U.S. Highway 101.

Harbor Fire, Cape Ferrelo, Brookings, Crescent City and Smith River fire departments have been called out. Firefighters have asked for an ETA on water tenders since there are no fire hydrants. Asking for all available units.

A loud explosion was heard after the fire became visible. Reports coming in that it is Pac-Nor Barreling, manufacturers of precision rifle barrels. Everyone is safe according to the Del Norte Curry County Scanner Feed. 

More news will be posted as information becomes available.

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