Smoke raises concern at Aiken County detention center

September 2, 2018

A report of “smoke in the ceiling” at the Aiken County detention center triggered an emergency response around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

No injuries were reported, and the cause was apparently the fan motor in a ventilation unit, according to Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt.

Personnel and vehicles from the Aiken Department of Public Safety were on the scene along with those from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

The detention center is located on Wire Road in Aiken.

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