Workers treated for smoke inhalation after fire at NASCAR team shop

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  • A piece of equipment catches fire at Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters
  • The team says employees were treated for smoke inhalation on site
Employees were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in the machine shop at the Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters in North Carolina Tuesday, the team said in a statement.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, which began when a piece of equipment at the shop in Huntersville caught fire, the team said.
"A few of our employees received treatment on site for issues related to smoke inhalation," the team said. "All employees were able to return to work within the hour to continue preparations for the 2012 NASCAR season."
Citing police, CNN affiliate WCNC reported that 10 people were treated for possible smoke inhalation.