South Carolina News

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Fire destroys home in Nichols

PHOTOS: Fire destroyed a home Saturday night in Nichols, according to firefighters. It happened about 5 p.m. on Golf View Drive, and crews remained on the scene until about 10:15 p.m., the Nichols Fire Department said in a Facebook post. Photos posted by the department showed major damage to the home. No additional information was immediately available. Several other departments and agencies were called to assist, including the Marion Rural Fire Department, Marion Fire and Rescue, Dillon County Fire Station 3; Marion County EMS and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
WBTW-TV CBS 13 Florence

Charleston house fire leaves family of 4 displaced, 2 pet birds dead

A family of four is without a home after a Sunday structure fire in the West Ashley area. The Charleston Fire Department responded to Taborwood Circle around 12:30 p.m. Once crews arrived, they saw smoke coming out of all sides of a one-story home. Firefighters then entered the home and got control of the fire, which displaced four adults and two dogs. Firefighters say there were two pet birds that did not survive the fire. Investigators from the Fire Marshal Division responded to investigate the cause of the fire. “The resident was cooking chicken in a countertop style oven and left the kitchen area,” the fire department stated in a Facebook post. “Approximately 30 minutes later, the occupants smelled smoke and discovered fire in the area of the oven.” That discovery prompted the family to call 911 and evacuate the home.
WCSC-TV CBS 5 Charleston

Vehicles, tire pile catch fire in Conway; Horry County Fire Rescue investigating

PHOTO: Firefighters battled a fire that consumed a pile of tires and two vehicles in Conway Tuesday morning. Horry County Fire Rescue was dispatched to an outside fire just before 5:30 a.m. on Sunset Drive in Conway. Two vehicles and a pile of tires caught fire, with exposure to the exterior of a nearby structure. There are no reported injuries. This fire will be under investigation. The City of Conway Fire Department also responded to this call.
WMBF-TV NBC 32 Myrtle Beach

No injuries after house fire in Winnsboro

Fairfield County firefighters say no one is hurt after a house fire in Winnsboro this morning. It happened after 2 a.m. on Willow Street, where firefighters say the fire was showing from the back side of the home. According to investigators, it took about an hour to bring the fire under control and several hours to complete the overhaul. Authorities say no one was at home at the time of the fire as it appeared to be under renovation. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
WOLO-TV ABC 25 Columbia

Monday, September 26, 2022

Hackers steal Reidville Fire Department’s paychecks

Hackers allegedly stole over $8,000 in paychecks following an email hack from an Upstate fire department. According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the Reidville Fire Department located at 3380 Hwy 417 on a report of fraud/payroll theft. Once deputies arrived on the scene, they spoke with Fire Chief Patrick Evatt. Evatt told deputies that six members of the fire department failed to receive their direct deposit on Wednesday. Deputies said they discovered that someone hacked and/or gained remote access to the Assistant Chief’s employee email and gained access to employee direct deposit information and payroll accounts. The unknown subject(s) then edited the direct deposit information of the six employees resulting in their payroll earnings being deposited into reloadable pre-paid debit cards.
WBTW-TV CBS 13 Florence

1 firefighter hospitalized after 2-alarm fire in Atlantic Beach

Crews with Horry County Fire Rescue are working to put out a two-alarm building fire in Atlantic Beach. Crews arrived at the restaurant on 30th Avenue south, the Sandbox, around 3:15 a.m. One firefighter is hospitalized and part of the front of the building is completely gone. The building owner, Armani Bellamy, told WMBF News the building has been there for 40 years.
WMBF-TV NBC 32 Myrtle Beach

20 displaced in 2-alarm Horry County fire

VIDEO: Twenty people were displaced Friday morning after a two-alarm fire that damaged three buildings in the River Oaks area, according to Horry County Fire Rescue. HCFR officials said they were dispatched at 1:35 a.m. to the 500 block of White River Drive. One person with minor injuries was treated at the scene, but no one was taken to the hospital, according to HCFR. Jennifer Lindsay, who said she lived in the building that burned, lost two cats in the fire, but they were able to get one of them out. “[The fire crews] immediately went to work,” Lindsay said. “Unfortunately, we did lose two cats. We got one out, but everyone is safe and sound. And we’re just very lucky, I guess, that we were up to see it.” She said she smelled something strange and unplugged some lamps and checked the burners in the kitchen.
WCBD-TV NBC 2 Charleston

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