South Carolina News

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Woman dies after falling through floor into well in Oconee County home

A woman died Sunday after falling through the floor of an Oconee County house into a well. The Oconee County Coroner’s Office said 83-year-old Dorothy Louise Downey was helping her daughter move from a home on Park Avenue near Salem when she stepped onto a weakened section of floor in the kitchen of the home around 2 p.m. Downey fell through the floor and down a 48-foot well, the coroner said. The coroner said family members did not know the well existed below the house which, property records showed, was built in 1920. Downey was eventually pulled from the well nearly four hours later by the Salem Fire Department and Oconee Emergency Services personnel. Her death was ruled accidental.
WSPA-TV CBS 7 Spartanburg

Hilton Head fire station Christmas light display returns

VIDEO: Christmas light displays can be some of the best parts of the holiday season. It’s officially that time of year we know you want to drive around and find some Christmas lights. There’s a pretty unique display you can check out at Fire Station 3 on Hilton Head Island. All you have to do is adjust your radio to 96.3, drive through and enjoy. “We know how much the community loves it and we love it too.” Right after turkey day for about the last 20 years, this fire house has been turned into a winter wonderland. “Its become a huge community event we have about 12,000 cars that drive through from Thanksgiving until New Years and check out the Christmas lights,” Kenzie Hrobar said. Over the weekend they had around 300 people here for the initial turning on of these lights. There are too many to count, lighting up the drive alongside some of your favorite holiday characters.
WTOC-TV CBS 11 Savannah

No injuries reported after abandoned structure catches fire in downtown Charleston

The Charleston Fire Department put out a fire at an abandoned structure Monday afternoon in downtown Charleston. The Charleston County Dispatch received multiple 911 calls just after noon reporting a fire in a vacant structure at Huger Street and Nassau Street, a Facebook post from the department said. The fire chief on scene confirmed the structure was abandoned and there are no related injuries. The department said emergency personnel got the fire under control within 20 minutes.
WCIV-TV ABC 4 Charleston

Monday, November 27, 2023

Officials investigating house fire in Greer

The Greer Fire Department is investigating a house fire that took place on Thanksgiving day. The department said the fire at a home along Pinewood Drive was reported just before 7:30 p.m. Upon arrival, crews saw smoke and fire showing from the front and rear of the home. Officials said crews were able to extinguish the fire by 8:26 p.m. and conducted a search of the home where they found the building was occupied. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. This fire is currently under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office.
WHNS-TV FOX 21 Greenville

Vehicle fire slows down traffic on I-85SB in Spartanburg County

PHOTO: A vehicle fire slowed down traffic on Interstate 85 southbound Monday morning in Spartanburg County. According to the South Carolina Department of Transportation, smoke could be seen around 7:30 a.m. from the interstate at mile marker 72 near Highway 176. The North Spartanburg Fire Department said a driver was experiencing mechanical issues when they saw smoke coming from the hood and a fire started. A Spartanburg County deputy stopped by and helped the driver out of the vehicle. The driver was not injured. Firefighters said the vehicle was too burnt to know what started the fire.
WSPA-TV CBS 7 Spartanburg

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