Dozens of firefighters from across the Lowcountry spent Wednesday battling a massive blaze at an auto salvage yard that blanketed the area with thick, acrid smoke.
The fire at Don’s Car Crushing, reported around 5 a.m., shot flames high into the sky and left a smoke plume visible for miles. Fire crews had largely contained the blaze by late morning, but they continued to pour water on the large, smoldering site.
No injuries were reported, and state health officials said the smoke did not appear to pose a danger to the public. No evacuations were necessary.
The fire might have started in a compressor room or in a pile of debris, according to plant manager Chris Grier.