Crews knock down nearly 10-hour overnight fire in South Charleston

UPDATE @ 10:12 a.m.

Fire crews worked throughout the night to put out a fire reported around 9 p.m. Saturday at Buckeye Diamond Resources, a pallet factory in South Charleston.

>> PHOTOS: Flames seen in BDL Supply fire in South Charleston

Madison Twp. Fire and EMS Chief Christopher Clark said 20 different departments assisted with the fire that was put out around 6:30 a.m.

There were approximately 65 fire response vehicles on scene. The farthest traveled from Darke County.

The structure sustained significant damage, but is salvageable because of crews’ efforts to keep the fire contained to the storage area of the building.

“When you burn pallets you know, they burn quick, they burn hot,” Clark said. “That’s what we were dealing with here was a large amount a lot of pallets inside of the structure … the fire had a head start on us.”

State fire marshals are on scene working to determine the cause of the fire and where it started — an endeavor that could take days or weeks.

UPDATE @ 7:24 a.m.:

Multiple crews spent several hours working to contain the blaze at the BDL Supply pallet factory.

There is currently no word on injuries or cause of a fire.


The BDL Supply pallet factory on Sprague Road in South Charleston is in flames.

There is heavy damage and multiple fire departments have been on scene for at least two hours but are still working to contain the fire.

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