Phosphorous fumes caused by South Carolina plant fire
CHARLESTON, SC - Local residents were briefly placed under a shelter-in-place order Wednesday morning (Nov. 27) when a phosphorous leak at a chemical plant caused a fire.
Save for a brief rekindling, the plant sprinkler system extinguished the fire before responders could arrive, WCSC reports. However, the phosphorous continued to generate heavy smoke.
The order was issued when shift wind directed the smoke into more populated areas.