Fire At PCS Phosphate Putting Off Lots Of Smoke

Crews are trying to put out a fire at PCS Phosphate this afternoon.

Beaufort County Emergency Management Director John Pack tells WITN News that it started out as a brush fire and spread to some nearby scrap plastic piping. Pack says that plastic is causing a lot of thick black smoke in the area.

Less than two acres caught fire and Pack says crews have it now surrounded.

Fire crews from Aurora and Blounts Creek are at the scene and are using foam to put out the fire.

Pack says there is no health concern for the smoke itself, while crews are making sure the runoff from the fire does not make its way into the river.


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  • by Anonymous on May 14, 2009 at 04:04 PM
    The EPA did not start this,but i bet they will finish.Just another reason to say no,to those permits.Now was there something else you wanted to talk about Mr LOCAL!!!!!!!!!
  • by Why Be Anonymous? Location: Eastern Beaufort County on May 14, 2009 at 02:55 AM
    Be proud to say PCS Phosphate's ERT responded. I trained some of you!! Thanks for saving Aurora. Thanks to ALL of our volunteer EMS and FD folks in Beaufort County for keeping us safe and protected!
  • by Blounts Creek FF Location: Blounts Creek on May 13, 2009 at 10:24 PM
    Good job to all the guys with PCS ER Team today. Glad we were able to help you guys out.
  • by Anonymous Location: Beaufort County on May 13, 2009 at 07:02 PM
    PCS Phosphates Emergency Response Team was also on scene fighting the fire.
  • by LOCAL Location: BEAU CO. on May 13, 2009 at 03:11 PM
    I bet anything the EPA started it!!! :-)
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