North / South America
Massive fire at a cement plant under control
Jun, 26 2012
(South Carolina) -- A massive fire at a cement plant in Harleyville is now under control.
Crews were called to Argos USA on Judge Street at 4:45 a.m. Monday morning.
Two workers were inside, but made it out safely.
We're told the fire started in the Recycling Warehouse, which contains carpet pieces, paper, and rubber, a 60 by 100 feet structure.
The facility was fully engulfed when crews arrived. The workers have been evacuated, and no injuries have been reported.
Fire officials from Dorchester county confirm Argos has their own pump water source, but it is not enough. Trucks are running portable Tankers and are getting water from Hotspot in Harleyville, totally 4 to 5 thousand gallons per minute.
Three trucks fighting from the ground and they're still running two arial operations.
Seventy-five firefighters on scene, and they expect a long day or putting out hot spots.
Crews will be on scene all day. Fire officials have called DHEC to the scene to monitor smoke in the area.
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