GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – Crews responded to a fire at the JW Aluminum Plant in Goose Creek around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. As of 3:00 p.m., heavy smoke was still visible from the building.
A spokesperson for the plant confirmed that as of 4:30 p.m., the fire was contained.
The Goose Creek Fire Department and EMS were on scene.
According to a statement from JW Aluminum, the fire broke out in the melt/cast area in one of the buildings. The plant was evacuated, and no injuries have been reported.
JW Aluminum said that their “priority is ensuring the safety of everyone on the premises and extinguishing the fire.” They said that they are “grateful to [their] teammates for helping everyone evacuate quickly and safely and to the first responders who arrived so quickly and continue to bring resolution to this incident.”
They plan to investigate as soon as the fire is under control, and will share details of that investigation at a later time.
The facility is located at 435 Old Mt. Holly Road.
We have crews at the scene and have reached out to first responders.
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