Firefighters transported to hospital following North Charleston warehouse fire

Image from video send in to News 2 on Facebook.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — 20 hours later, firefighters are still on the scene of a warehouse fire near Rivers Avenue. We’re told by the North Charleston Fire Department at 10 a.m. Saturday morning the fire is under control. Heavy equipment is being used to separate the massive quantity of contents to completely extinguish the fire.  Work is expected to continue throughout the day.

Crews responded to a fire at Sunset Trading Co. on Hock Ave. on July 15 at  around 2 p.m. to find the warehouse heavily involved in flames.

We’re told a large portion of the warehouse suffered heavy damage but fire damage was limited from a portion of the building including the office area. The building has three warehouses that holds rolled paper.

According to Fire Marshal Jamie Dukes, the fire was contained to the first warehouse. All employees were evacuated.

Four firefighters were injured while fighting the fire.

Medics transported two firefighters to a local hospital due to heat-related injuries. Two others were transported for unknown reasons.

In addition to North Charleston Fire, the North Charleston and Charleston Police Departments, Charleston County EMS, and St. Andrews Fire also responded to the scene.

On video sent in to News 2 on social media, two loud booms are heard. We are working to learn more about the possible explosion.

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