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Huge fire consumes Florence County plastics plant

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FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - Every fire department in Florence County is fighting a fire at a plastics plant now used as a warehouse near the Great Pee Dee River.

A security guard noticed the blaze at the old DuPont plant around 11 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters were able to contain the fire Monday morning, but the plant was still burning.

No injuries have been reported. The Department of Health and Environmental Control is monitoring air quality, but has not reported any problems.

DuPont closed the plant several years ago and sold it to a Wisconsin plastic recycling firm in 2011 to use as a warehouse.

Firefighters are struggling to get water to the blaze because the sprinkler system in the building has been turned off and the nearest hydrants are at least a half-mile away.

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