Pelzer Warehouse Fire


(Photo by David Rogers) – Firefighters battled a fire late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in Pelzer. Hundreds of pallets were on fire at the warehouse located at the old lower mill site when West Pelzer firefighters arrived just after 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Anderson County Fire Chief Billy Gibson said the fire started in pallets outside, moved into one building and became fully involved.

Firefighters remained at the scene throughout the night and had it contained by early Wednesday morning. They expected to be at the site most of the day to watch for hot spots. Firefighters from Whitefield, Wren, Williamston, South Greenville, and other departments assisted. Pelzer EMS also stood by the scene as firefighters battled the blaze for several hours.

Pelzer Town officials said some residents experienced low water pressure due the the amount of water firefighters were pulling from the system while bringing the blaze under control.