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Crews extinguish flames at North Augusta recycling facility

Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 5:46 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 26, 2021 at 6:39 AM EST
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - North Augusta crews rushed to the scene of a structure fire at the city’s recycling facility in Aiken County on Thanksgiving Day.

The fire was reported at 2:49 p.m. Flames were showing but there was nobody found inside the building.

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety responded to the scene to fight the fire along with Belvedere and Merriweather crews. Crews remained on the scene at the Claypit Road operations facility fire for a few more hours Thursday evening.

The building fire was eventually put out but firefighters remained at the site keep hot spots from flaring up.

The cause of the fire time is undetermined. There was no air quality risk to area residents as a result of the fire.

Structure fire at the City’s Materials Recycling Facility
Structure fire at the City’s Materials Recycling Facility(WRDW)

Time-lapse footage of the structure fire at City’s Materials Recycling Facility:

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