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Firefighter says Georgetown fire is unlike anything he has seen before

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Firefighters we spoke with say that this fire was unlike anything that they've ever experienced before. 

Captain Rob Stamper has been with the Georgetown City Fire Department for 10 years, "I never dealt with anything of this magnitude ever."

The director of Georgetown County emergency management, Sam Hodge says firefighters were in extreme danger. When three firefighters first began fighting the fire and explosion occurred, "it actually blew two of them back into the roadway and one was injured. He was transported to the hospital and released a few hours later, but actually came back to the fire scene and continued with fire operations."

Capt. Stamper says it made him proud to see firefighters from across the state coming together to help Georgetown. "It feels absolutely wonderful to know that a little small city like Georgetown would have so many other fire departments from around the entire state come to help us suppress this fire and help their brothers out."

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