Home destroyed – Slabtown

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Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the intersection of Old Greenville Highway (Hwy. 88) and Christopher Lane in the Slabtown community Friday morning. The fire was reported shortly after 4 a.m. and destroyed the block home. More than two dozen firefighters from Three and Twenty, Wren, Walker-McElmoyle, and Piercetown fought the fire. Pelzer EMS stood by as a precaution. The occupant was awakened by the smell of smoke and called 911 before attempting to extinguish the fire with a garden hose, with no success. (Photo by David Rogers)