Man trying to keep pets warm catches house on fire in Piedmont

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC- Fire crews say a homeowner trying to keep his pets warm on the back porch resulted in a fire early Thursday morning.

It happened on Emily Lane just before 6AM in Piedmont, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s dispatch.

The Piedmont Fire Department’s chief told us the fire started on the back porch where the owner was keeping the animals warm.

The fire then spread into the kitchen.

He doesn’t yet know how the homeowner was heating that area.

They were able to put out the fire and no one was hurt.

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