The fire engines have long since disappeared from the parking lot of the Broad River Mart. With one exception, no evidence remains that the parking lot of this gas station and convenience store on Pinckney Road was the staging area for a weeklong attack on a raging landfill fire last November.
The one exception is smoke from the still-raging fire.
Firefighters from five counties worked for days with state and federal assistance to get the fire in the Bennett Landfill under control five months ago. But an underground seam of debris continues to smolder, with smoke seeping out of the landfill mound and drifting down to the Broad River Mart just outside the gate.