Fire crews battled a large mulch fire at a Ladson recycling business

VIDEO: Crews remain on scene of large mulch fire at Ladson recycling business

LADSON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston fire crews were battling a large mulch fire at a recycling business in Ladson.

A driver first reported seeing the fire at the Wood Recycling business in the 9400 block of Highway 78 just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning from their apartment building.

Firefighters had to use a fire hydrant from a nearby apartment complex which caused the hose to block the driveways to multiple businesses along Highway 78. Those businesses were not able to open this morning as a result of the fire.

Fire crews began clearing the scene and removing the hose from the sidewalk just before noon.

Crews battle the mulch fire Tuesday morning (Source: Provided)
Crews battle the mulch fire Tuesday morning (Source: Provided)

The North Charleston Fire Department says it has responded to fires at the location 5 times since December 2010.

The owner of Ladson Wood Recycling says no one was hurt. The fire started about 30 minutes before workers usually report to work.

VIDEO: Crews battling large mulch fire at Ladson recycling business

The North Charleston fire department is investigating what caused it.

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