Old Concrete Plant fire under investigation

By: Staff report
A fire at the old Pickens County Concrete Plant is under investigation.

EASLEY — The old Pickens County Concrete Plant went up in flames on Thursday, prompting emergency calls to the Easley Fire Department.

According to a release from EFD Chief Butch Womack, crews were dispatched just after 5 a.m. to find an active fire in the old concrete loading area.

The building, which is in the Easley Fire District, had been vacant for several years and did not have smoke detectors or a fire suppression system, Womack said.

The fire was extinguished by Easley Firefighters, assisted by Pickens Rural Fire Department and Pickens County Emergency Services Fire Division as a part of the Pickens County Box Alarm System.

A total of three pumpers, one service truck and two staff vehicles responded with the City of Easley. One pumper/tanker and two staff vehicles responded with the box alarm assignment from the Pickens County Fire Division, he said.

Although the building was vacant, the owner of the property still had storage and personal property at the site, Womack said.

The fire is under investigation by the City of Easley Origin and Cause Team and investigators from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

No injuries were reported.

A fire at the old Pickens County Concrete Plant is under investigation.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_fire.jpgA fire at the old Pickens County Concrete Plant is under investigation. Courtesy photo

Staff report