TRAVELERS REST (WSPA) – Fire crews spent hours battling a house fire off Highway 11 that spread to the woods.
Tigerville Fire Department received the call around 3:15 p.m. Friday. Chief Russell Ledford said they arrived to find most of the house fully involved. Flames had also spread to trees and were climbing up the side of a nearby mountain.
Slater-Marietta and Glassy Mountain fire departments also responded.
The S.C. Forestry Commission sent a bulldozer and supervisor to the scene to help keep the fire from further spreading into the woods, while Greenville County roads and bridges crew used a backhoe to scoop out debris for firefighters to extinguish.
Chief Ledford said with such dry conditions their biggest concern was the fire spreading through the woods or rekindling and sending embers into the woods and threatening other nearby properties.
“I can’t say thank you enough” Ledford said of mutual aid the department received.
No one was hurt in the electrical fire.
Tigerville firefighters returned to the station around 9:40 p.m.
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