Greenville rehab center catches fire

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – A fire took over at a rehabilitation center on Old Easley Bridge Road Sunday morning.

Fire crews worked to battle the flames at Holmesview Vocational Rehab Center.

Parker Fire District was the lead unit handling the blaze, with multiple units assisting.

About 30 people were displaced and American Red Cross is assisting them.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department operates the center. On its Facebook page, the agency states that Holmesview would be closed until further notice because of the fire. People who receive services there are asked to contact their local office.

Holmesview Center is one of two substance abuse treatment facilities operated by the state Vocational Rehabilitation Department, which refers clients throughout the state to the center.

The center offers a four-week residential program of services.

There were 559 admissions to Holmesview, a 44-bed facility, last year.

The state Vocational Rehabilitation Department did not have a timetable for when services will resume there, according to a spokesman with the agency.


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