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Dumpster trucks burned; SLED asked to probe loss of six trucks at Orangeburg Waste Management site
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Dumpster trucks burned; SLED asked to probe loss of six trucks at Orangeburg Waste Management site

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Four roll-off dumpster trucks, a side-loader truck and one other truck burned at Waste Management’s site on Landfill Road late Wednesday night.

The damage is estimated to be “in excess of several hundred thousand dollars," Jamison Fire Chief Kirk Davis said.

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division is assisting with the investigation into what started the blaze. Davis said it is normal procedure to contact SLED when the loss is significant.

The trucks are total losses, Davis said.

Davis did not have an exact dollar amount on the loss Thursday afternoon.

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"We are trying to get an estimate," he said.

There were no signs of the fire being suspicious or arson, Davis said.

Dispatchers sent deputies to the site at 11 p.m. Wednesday because the fire department needed help forcing entry into a locked gate, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office incident report.

When deputies arrived, the Jamison Fire Department was already at the scene, extinguishing the fire.

Davis said the call rang out at 10:47 p.m. and firefighters were at the scene at 10:56 p.m.

Davis said firefighters remained at the scene until 4 a.m. and then returned at daylight to check on hotspots.

The Orangeburg County Fire District also responded to the blaze.

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