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Plant Fire Takes 2 hours To Get Under Control

6:19 AM, Jan 11, 2012   |    comments
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Eastover, SC (WLTX) -- 40 firefighters and 21 emergency units were called to a fire at the Finnchem USA plant early Wednesday morning. 

When crews arrived at the plant on Wateree Station Road at 2 a.m., 40-foot flames were discovered coming from the rear of the plant.  Reports indicate a transformer with 2200 gallons of oil was the source, and foam was used to prevent an explosion. 

After 2 hours crews brought the fire under control, and no injuries have been reported.  Early estimates show more than a million dollars in damages. 

The Richland County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

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