Chemical fire near interstate

Bianca Cain Johnson/ Staff
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 9:34 AM
Last updated 8:26 PM
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 Firefighters were called to Creative Marble at 4188 Belair Frontage Road about 9:30 a.m. Thursday to extinguish a chemical fire that injured one worker, officials said.

Thursday morning fire at Creative Marble
Thursday morning fire at Creative Marble

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Columbia County Battalion Chief Anthony Lovett said Richmond County firefighters were first at the business’s warehouse and worked together to put out the blaze. Lovett said the fire was brought under control with 15 minutes of arrival.

Lovett said the injured worker, whose name was not available, was taken to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center. No information on his condition was immediately available. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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bdouglas
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bdouglas 02/20/14 - 11:27 am
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That spot is actually much

That spot is actually much closer to Wheeler Rd and ADP than it is Belair.

happychimer
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happychimer 02/20/14 - 12:10 pm
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Belair Frontage Road is the

Belair Frontage Road is the address. That road runs from Belair to Wheeler.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 02/20/14 - 01:25 pm
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@happychimer

Yes, and before the story was updated it said near Belair Rd. Much closer to the other end, though.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 02/20/14 - 02:01 pm
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Wonder if it was a dust explosion?

Maybe the same kind that happen in sugar warehouses or grain elevators.

corgimom
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corgimom 02/20/14 - 04:17 pm
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No, that's a dust fire, not

No, that's a dust fire, not chemical.

They use chemicals like acid to etch marble, and if you put water in acid instead of the other way around, it makes a huge explosion.

corgimom
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corgimom 02/20/14 - 04:18 pm
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And there are other chemicals

And there are other chemicals that are highly flammable, too. Could be one of those.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/20/14 - 05:17 pm
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Chemical

This story was first posted before 10 o’clock Thursday morning. You would think they could at least publish an update with the name of the chemical by now.

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TrukinRanger 02/20/14 - 08:52 pm
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Wow Corgimom.. a post of

Unpublished

Wow Corgimom.. a post of yours I actually agree with

rcvh1970
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rcvh1970 02/20/14 - 09:24 pm
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Chemicals

My brother was the one taken to the hospital, Please say a prayer for him. He suffered 3rd degree burns trying to put it out.
They manufacture cultured marble sinks, counter tops, and shower fixtures, they do not cut marble slabs. The chemicals at this place are not in large quantities, they are Acetone and Fiberglas resin would be the only 2 possible of really igniting. Acetone being the main one. There was no danger of a huge explosion that would have done anything other than burn the building down.

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CobaltGeorge 02/20/14 - 09:37 pm
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rcvh1970

I am really sorry to hear about your brother. My prayers are with him and by the Grace of God he will make it through this painful time. I know he will receive the best burn treatment around. I know friends that work there.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/21/14 - 12:35 am
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Prayers

Thank you for posting, rcvh1970. I lift up my prayers to almighty God for healing for your brother.

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