LAKE CITY, S.C. (WBTW) — Crews responded to a warehouse fire Thursday evening in Lake City, according to Lake City Fire Chief Randy Driggers.
Crews were called out at about 7:30 p.m. to Carter Manufacturing in the area of Church Street and Deep River Street, Driggers said.
The fire was controlled about an hour after crews arrived, according to a news release sent out Friday afternoon.
The South Lynches Fire Department also assisted. The Lake City Fire Department thanked everyone who responded and assisted with the fire.
The company’s general manager believes the fire began in the basket room and worked its way through the building to a storage unit and loading docks. He said about 90% of the inventory and two trailers were impacted by the fire.
Thirty-eight people were employed by the company at the time of the fire.
No other details were immediately available. The cause of the fire is under investigation.