Fire damages warehouse in Greenville

Credit: Facebook/Parker District Fire Dept.

UPDATE: Parker District Fire Department officials said an early morning fire in the 1400 block of Poinsett Highway damaged a vacant warehouse.

According to a news release, firefighters responded to the fire around 3 a.m. Thursday and found heavy fire coming from the front of the building.

All lanes of Poinsett Highway were closed during the fire due to fire hydrants being on the opposite side of the road.

Duncan Chapel and Piedmont Park Fire Departments, as well as the American Red Cross, responded and assisted in combating the fire.

Crews were able to put out the fire around 4 p.m.

The fire is believed to have been accidental, after a lantern tipped and started the fire. No foul play is suspected.

According to the release, the fire stated on the second floor of the warehouse, which was not secured and reportedly had homeless people living in it.


GREENVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — Crews responded to a massive fire at an abandoned building in Greenville.

The fire is at 1434 Poinsett Highway near the Ingles shopping center.

Firefighters say the blaze started around 3 a.m. Thursday.

The building has been unoccupied for some time.

Firefighters say the blaze began in the front half of the building. It appears homeless people had been living there, but officials say no one was in the building at the time of the fire.

More than three hours after responding, fire crews from several departments were still working to contain the fire.

7 News crews on the scene say Poinsett Highway remains blocked in the area shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday.

This is a developing story.