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Columbia Fire responds to fire at American Recycling and Parts salvage yard

Published: Oct. 1, 2019 at 5:17 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - One person was hurt in a fire at a recycling center in Columbia on Tuesday morning.

The fire started around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday at American Recycling and Parts salvage yard at 7716 Fairfield Rd. That’s near the Oaks Hill Golf Club in north Columbia.

After a few hours, crews were able to get the fire under control using ladder trucks. Firefighter said the hot metal on fire in the salvage yard is the hardest material to put out.

One person was taken to the hospital, likely suffering from smoke inhalation, Chief Aubrey Jenkins said. While officials haven’t shared the identity of the person, Jenkins said he or she is not a firefighter.

Officials are investigating what caused the fire.

This is the second fire at that scrap yard this year.

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