Man, dog die in fire on Idlewood Cir. in Spartanburg Co.

A previous version of this story reported that the death was suspicious. The coroner has corrected their previous release to say they have NO information that the death is suspicious.

SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) – A man has died in a fire on Idlewood Circle, according to Spartanburg Co. Coroner Rusty Clevenger.

Dispatch received a call shortly after 10 a.m. on 7/25.

It was reported that someone was trapped inside the fire.

The coroner’s office says Christopher Jay Gibson, 43, of 104 Idlewood Cir. died in the fire.

The assistant fire chief said a dog also died in the fire.

They are performing tests and consulting with a pathologist regarding the cause of death.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters say the fire began outside around an air conditioning unit.

Several fire departments are responding, including Converse, Cherokee Springs, Drayton, Cowpens and Whitney.

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