I had been reading about the huge fire over in Cayce on Twitter while eating breakfast at the Capital City Club, and meant to look out the window from the appropriate side (the club overlooks the city in every direction) before leaving. I forgot, but a news bulletin about the fire dinging on my phone as the elevator arrived down in the lobby caused me to go back up and look.
I’m glad I did, because I got a great view from the south side of the club. (The photo is only slightly marred by reflection off the window.)
Everyone I’ve run into has been speculating as to what is burning. Here’s what thestate.com has on it so far:
A fire has ignited a building filled with plastic at CMC Recycling in Cayce.
A large plume of black smoke could be seen early Friday morning over the Columbia area, originating at the property at 2350 Foreman St.
Cayce, West Columbia and Lexington County fire districts sent crews to the scene.
Officials have evacuated Foreman Street up to Frink Street.
The large commercial building was filled with plastic, contributing to the dense black smoke…
No one was injured in the fire…