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…
Another tough day in the life of Brad Warthen.
It’s not easy, but I do it all for you, my readers.
Proxy hissy fit of the Chickenhawk Terrorists?
It’s still burning. Like the air quality wasn’t supposed to be bad enuf today? And I truly pity the firefighters. It way too hot out there without being near a fire!
I wonder if the smoke will help keep temps down by shielding us from the sun.
Apparently not, it’s already 108 according to weather.com.
3 firemen went to the hospital with heat related issues and were later released. The fire was at the recycling plant which is not owned by CMC Steel. As for your pic, very good shot.
I love the view from the “No Name Building”! I worked on the 21st floor at the Affinity Building.
I saw some gourgeous sunsets, a lightning ground strike near Finlay Park, and helicopter gunships flying down Main Street and passing just overhead of the building.
I photographed the helicopter gunships and the fighter jets that flew down Main and over as part of Columbia’s Veterans Day celebration.
I don’t think a fly oever will happen in today’s post 9-11.
Today the State reported that Cayce had signed a $500k deal with a company up in Charlotte to put out the fire. I guess I’m not sure why they didn’t just let it burn itself out, for that kind of money.