North Charleston crews battle flames at CSX yard

North Charleston firefighters responded Thursday afternoon to a fire that spread to five rail cars at CSX Transportation on Bennett Yard Road.

North Charleston firefighters responded Thursday afternoon to flames that ignited at CSX Transportation on Bennett Yard Road.

Authorities received a call about the fire around 1:30 p.m., according to the department’s spokeswoman, Bianca Bourbeau. Crews contained the flames to five rail cars that were filled with wood chips and a nearby wooded area, she said.

The fire was reportedly under control within two hours.

St. Andrews firefighters helped extinguish the flames, Bourbeau said.

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