Crews extinguish fire at Berkeley Co. car crushing company

Updated: Aug. 2, 2019 at 4:28 AM EDT
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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Crews extinguished a fire early Friday morning at a car crushing company in Berkeley County.

Firefighters arrived on scene just after 12 a.m. and left more than five hours later around 5:30 a.m. once the fire was out. The fire was under control by roughly 2 a.m.

C&B as well as Pine Ridge Firefighters said the flames were at least 20 feet high when they arrived. Caromi and Dorchester County fire departments also responded to the scene.

.A large amount of smoke was seen coming from the car lot for more than an hour while crews worked to put out hot spots.

There have been at least three fires there in the past two years.

Officials don’t know how the fire started.

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