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N. C.. Daily Incident Log – 09/21/20


2 people injured in 3-alarm fire at packaging plant in Canton 

Two people were injured during a three-alarm fire burned overnight at a packaging plant in Canton, North Carolina. The fire at the Evergreen Packaging plant started at about 5 a.m. EMS officials say several fire departments were called to put the fire out. The fire was under control as of 8 a.m., EMS officials said. A statement the mill manager Wally McDonald said two people were injured. A contract employee told WYFF News 4's Dana Griffin that he arrived just after the fire started. "There [were] people evacuating, coming out," Cody Marquette said. "Nobody really knew what was going on. It was kind of chaotic." Marquette said that the company was undergoing maintenance and cleaning on Monday. "Usually, this is when everyone get(s) their overtime and we'll work a lot," Marquette said.  


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S. C. Daily Incident Log – 09/21/20


Structure near West Columbia destroyed by fire 

A structure was destroyed by fire near the City of West Columbia early Saturday morning. The fire in the 100 block of Pinecrest Drive was reported shortly before 8:00 a.m. Lexington County's 911 Center began receiving calls about the structure burning between 7:45 and 7:55 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020. As they dispatched fire equipment from the Lexington County Fire Service and the City of West Columbia Fire Department multiple calls about the fire began coming in. Firefighters on the first due fire engine reported they had a large column of black smoke visible in the air even before they arrived on scene. A crew from Lexington County EMS also responded. When the first crew of firefighters did arrive from Lexington County, they reported that a structure was fully involved in flames. That crew's senior member told others en route that this fight would be defensive only.  


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