A small fire broke out Friday around 1 p.m. at Everris on West 5th North Street in Summerville, in the ductwork that ventilates the factory. Old Fort Fire Department responded and Summerville Fire Department, Dorchester County Fire and Rescue and Dorchester County EMS also responded under mutual aid. The fire was quickly brought under control.
The plantâ€™s â€œsprinkler system activated and did its job,â€ said OFFD Captain Ashley Norfolk, â€œIt knocked down most of the fire.â€
Crews stayed on scene for a few hours checking for any errant pockets of fire and ventilating the building. The incident was in the warehouse area so there was minimal water damage, said Norfolk, â€œmost of the water ran out the door.â€