Fire Rages at Abandoned Pennsylvania Factory NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A large fire burned Tuesday at the old Shenango China plant in New Castle, Lawrence County. The fire at Grant and Sampson streets was reported at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Thick clouds of black smoke were visible from as far away as Cranberry Township while the Sky 4 helicopter was flying toward the fire. Firefighters from six different companies worked together to battle the flames.