Berkeley County fire crews contain junkyard fire

Berkeley County fire crews contain junkyard fire
Source: Moncks Corner Rural Fire Chief Scott Lee

MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - Seven Berkeley County fire crews battled a large junkyard fire in Moncks Corner, according to Moncks Corner Rural Fire Chief Scott Lee.

According to Lee, the fire started in a abandoned mobile home. The fire spread to vehicles, tires and many other items.

It began shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday night along West End Drive.

Fire crews had to battle "crown fires," where the fire travels up pine trees, sap explodes and rains down.

There's no longer any danger or threat to nearby areas. The fire happened near Santee Cooper power lines, so crews will be out this morning inspecting for possible damage.

There were no injuries reported during the fire.

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