OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Contact: PIO Bianca Bourbeau
Phone: (843) 740-2647 or (843) 822-1178
North Charleston, SC (April 6, 2015 11:30 a.m.)
The North Charleston Fire Department responded to reports of a fire in the area of 8101 Palmetto Commerce Park at the Republic Services landfill early this morning. Firefighters arrived on scene at 3:21 a.m. to find a large pile of pallets burning. Currently the fire has consumed about 1.5 acres on the property. The fire is contained at this time and firefighters are working to extinguish the blaze. Residents are advised that there will be smoke in the area for the rest of the day in the Dorchester Rd./ Ladson area including Palmetto Commerce and Patriot Blvd. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has been notified of the incident and there are no reported injures.