Greenwood County authorities say James H. Etheredge Sr., 72 was killed in a fire. It happened Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters were called out after someone saw heavy smoke coming from a home at 1024 Brickyard Road in Ninety Six.
Five Greenwood county fire departments and one from Saluda County worked to put the fire out.
Investigators say Etheredge was trapped inside a bedroom in the home.
They searched the home, but had to leave because of heat and possible collapses.
They are still investigating the cause of that fire.