Firefighter treated following warehouse fire; SLED investigating

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the North Charleston Fire Department say a firefighter was treated and released following a fire at a warehouse late Sunday night.

Public Information Officer Bianca Sancic says the firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion after emergency crews responded to a fire at 1150 North Port Drive on the Verterans Terminal of the state port.

Crews responded to the fire around 7:10 p.m.

Firefighters say when they got to the scene they saw light smoke showing, and discovered that the sprinkler system had activated and contained the fire.

An NCFD press release states that the State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the cause of the fire since the building is state owned.

Firefighters cleared the scene just after 4:30 a.m. on Monday.

According to Sancic, the building stores chicken meal used to produce pet food. Sancic says firefighters spent several hours removing the product from the room where the fire started and ensured the fire was completely extinguished.

Sancic says there was very little damage to the building.

Departments responding to the call include North Charleston, Charleston and St. Andrews Fire Departments. Representatives from the South Carolina Port Authority were also on scene.

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