DHEC called after Easley business fire

EASLEY — DHEC was called after a business fire in Easley last Friday, although no one was injured and the public was never thought to be in any sort of danger.
At around 5:13 a.m., the Easley Fire Department was dispatched to answer the call of a reported structure fire at Palmetto Plating, located at 117 Folger Avenue, according to Lt. Kevin R. Maxey.
At the time of the fire, the business was not operating and there was no need to perform any sort of evacuation.
Firefighters found smoke coming from the structure upon arrival, and the fire was quickly extinguished, contained to a metal plating processing area in the building. The fire did not spread through to any other part of the site.
The air was monitored in and around the structure for air quality, and also the run-off water to nearby storm drains was tested for contaminants. Both the air along with the run-off water were given a good report and no contaminates were found.
The air was being monitored due to a small amount of detergent-based wash solution that spilled within the business during the time of the fire.
Due to preventive measures, the power and natural gas were disconnected to the structure. DHEC was notified to respond, which is normal under the circumstances.