GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Adam’s Scrap Recycling in Greenville County is on fire, according to the Greenville County Fire Dispatch.

According to the Parker Fire District, the call came in at 5:51 p.m. There was a large pile of scrap metal on fire.

The fire district said they do not know how the fire started or if someone was there when it happen.

Employees at the site said the location was closed when the fire happened.

“We don’t know the cause. We’re doing our best to work with the community,” Sema Jeter, Office Manager at Adam’s Scrap Recycling.

“We’re open to any suggestions on fire prevention. Once again as we mentioned adamsrecycling.net. Please put your suggestions there. We’re open to suggestions. Prevention is key and we’re all about prevention,” said Ronnie Jeter, Manager at Adam’s Scrap Recycling.

One firefighter was transported to an area hospital for heat exhaustion symptoms.

  • Adam's Scrap Recycling in Greenville on fire (Source: 7NEWS)
  • Adam's Scrap Recycling in Greenville on fire (Source: 7NEWS)
  • Adam's Scrap Recycling in Greenville on fire (Source: 7NEWS)
  • Adam's Scrap Recycling in Greenville on fire (Source: 7NEWS)
  • Adam's Scrap Recycling in Greenville on fire (Source: 7NEWS)

Parker and Berea Fire Districts responded to the scene, as well as two engines from Greenville City Fire District, according to Parker Fire District.

Fire district officials said there have been fires there before, the last fire was a couple of weeks ago, according to Parker Fire District. Chief Greg Farley with Parker Fire District said it was small. Chief Farley said the last big fire occurred years ago. We previously reported a fire back in 2018.

Earlier on Thursday, when heavy smoke was in the air, the fire chief gave tips to everyone nearby.

“There’s still a heavy smoke column going out there so if you’re in the area I would recommend if smoke is an irritant to you, go inside. Have your air-conditioning on recirculate mode. Keep windows closed if smoke bothers you,” Chief Farley said.

Parker Fire District expects the fire to the out within a couple of hours. A cause for the fire is still unknown.