Fire at Milliken Gillespie plant


Union, Spartanburg fire departments dispatched

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times A fire truck rolls through the gate at the Milliken Gillespie plant to help battle a fire that is requiring the efforts of fire departments in Union and Spartanburg counties to extinguish. All of Union County’s 13 fire departments have been dispatched to the scene and four fire departments in Spartanburg County have been asked to provide assistance in fighting the fire in the building. In the background is the Union Public Safety Department’s ladder truck which firefighters used to get on the roof of the building.


CROSS KEYS — All fire departments in Union County have been dispatched and fire departments in Spartanburg County called in to fight a fire at the Milliken Gillespie plant.

As of 1 p.m. fire trucks from fire departments from throughout Union County continued to arrive at the plant which is located on Lower Fairforest Church Road in the Cross Keys community. The first units were dispatched just before noon and within the hour firefighters using the Union Public Safety Department’s ladder truck were on the roof of the building while there fellow firefighters were inside the building battling the blaze.

More fire departments began being dispatched at the request of the officer in charge at the scene who requested more manpower to help in battling the fire. In response to the request, 911 dispatched all of the county’s 13 fire departments to the scene and asked for assistance from four fire departments in Spartanburg County.

As of 2 p.m. firefighters were still on scene working to extinguish the blaze.

The plant’s employees had been evacuated from the building as a precaution.

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Charles Warner | The Union Times A fire truck rolls through the gate at the Milliken Gillespie plant to help battle a fire that is requiring the efforts of fire departments in Union and Spartanburg counties to extinguish. All of Union County’s 13 fire departments have been dispatched to the scene and four fire departments in Spartanburg County have been asked to provide assistance in fighting the fire in the building. In the background is the Union Public Safety Department’s ladder truck which firefighters used to get on the roof of the building.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0022GillespieFire.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times A fire truck rolls through the gate at the Milliken Gillespie plant to help battle a fire that is requiring the efforts of fire departments in Union and Spartanburg counties to extinguish. All of Union County’s 13 fire departments have been dispatched to the scene and four fire departments in Spartanburg County have been asked to provide assistance in fighting the fire in the building. In the background is the Union Public Safety Department’s ladder truck which firefighters used to get on the roof of the building.
Union, Spartanburg fire departments dispatched

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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