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One person flown to burn center after cars catch fire at Upstate plant

Fire at BorgWarner plant
Fire at BorgWarner plant(FOX Carolina)
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 8:47 PM EDT|Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 3:26 PM EDT
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SENECA, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Seneca Fire Department said one person was injured on Monday when multiple cars at the BorgWarner plant caught on fire.

Firefighters said crews responded to the scene at around 5:30 p.m.

According to firefighters, the fire began with one car but spread to two others. One person was injured during the incident and airlifted to the Augusta Burn Center.

Officials said the cause of the fire is still unknown. However, they are still investigating.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was called in to assist with the investigation. The Seneca fire chief said SLED was requested due to the seriousness of the victim’s injuries, the fact multiple cars were involved and since the incident occurred on private property.