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Huge fire at Moncks Corner scrap metal shop out after 10 fire departments respond

Fire at scrap metal shop in Berkeley County (Berkeley County SC/Twitter)

UPDATE at 9 p.m.: The fire has been completely extinguished at Charleston Steel and Metal. Highway 52 is still closed at this time but should be reopened in approximately 30 minutes, according to authorities.

Crews are responding to a large fire at Charleston Steel and Metal on Hwy. 52, according to the Moncks Corner Rural Fire Department

Traffic is being detoured to either Old Hwy. 52 or 17A.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

According to Berkeley County dispatch, the fire call came in at 6:20 p.m. Monday.

As of 7:50 p.m., no injuries reported.

Ten fire departments responded to the scrap metal shop.

The cause remains unknown and fire crews say the fire is under control, but not fully out.

We have a crew on the way and this story will be updated.


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