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A Tuesday fire sent plumes of smoke into the air at Orangeburg Chemical Plant.
The fire started at 4:25pm and was extinguished by the in-house emergency response crew within 20 minutes.
"We believe what was burning was a heat-transfer fluid - a heavy oil that is used to transfer heat to different processes. It is non-toxic like a hydrocarbon fire," said SI Group Plant Manager Tyler Windsor. "We don't know what the exact failure mechanism was, but there was a release. It found an ignition source and it started to burn."
The plant did not need to be evacuated, and no one was injured.
Windsor wrapped up by saying, "We have a really world-class, trained incident-response team and they responded to this right away to make sure the impact was held to a minimum."