Man escapes house fire in Anderson Co.

Anderson County House Fire Highway 81

ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) – A handicapped man managed to escape a burning home on Highway 81 in Anderson County on Tuesday night.

About 30 firefighters from three departments battled the fire near Irby Road. Firefighters say flames were coming through the roof when they arrived.

Piercetown Fire Department tells 7News that the man was checked out for smoke inhalation at a hospital, but is OK.

He’s staying with family after the blaze and the fire chief say that his home is a total loss due to extensive heat damage. The fire also burned through a quarter of the roof.

The county’s fire investigator is investigating the cause of the fire.

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