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.
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.
The North Charleston fire department is investigating what caused it.