JW Aluminum in Goose Creek remains open after fire

Goose Creek firefighters battled a blaze on the roof of an aluminum plant Thursday, according to authorities.

The fire was reported just before 5:40 a.m. at JW Aluminum, 435 Old Mount Holly Road. The plant is located between U.S. Highways 52 and 176.

Goose Creek Rural Fire Department responded with assistance from Goose Creek City and Pine Ridge fire departments. The fire was under control within about an hour and the last crew cleared the scene at 9 a.m., according to Chief Bob Maibach. He said there were no injuries.

Nicole Snyder, a spokeswoman for the business, said in a news release that the roof caught fire over a smelter at the plant. She said all established emergency response procedures were followed.

The business continues to operate normally and they expect no supply disruptions to their customers.

“Although we do everything possible to prevent incidents like this from occurring, they are not at all atypical in our industry,” said CEO Lee McCarter. “Safety is our main priority and zero injuries is our goal.”

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