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      SC town urges less water use due to plant fire

      CAYCE, S.C. (AP) - A fire at a South Carolina plastics recycling plant that filled the state' capital's air with smoke is under control.

      WIS reports that public safety officials in Cayce say Sunday that the industrial fire is out after burning for nearly two days. Heavy black smoke from the blaze had drifted over Columbia.

      Cayce city has been urging residents to hold down their water use by waiting to wash cars or irrigate plants. That's because the city had to divert its source for water away from the Congaree River, which was polluted by runoff from the firefighting effort at the industrial site.

      Cayce City Manager Rebecca Rhodes says it turned to the city of West Columbia to avoid the risk of drawing contaminated water into Cayce's water system .

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