Family loses everything after multi-family structure fire in Spartanburg Co.

Published: Jan. 14, 2023 at 5:55 PM EST
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SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Fire officials say one child is injured after an explosion caused a structure fire Tuesday.

The Glendale Fire Department says they responded to a possible residential fire in a triplex style structure located on the 600 block of Zion Hill Rd.

Upon arrival - officials say they began extinguishing the blaze and were assisted by several other local fire departments.

Officials say 18 firefighters worked together for two-and-a-half hours to fully extinguish the fire.

Officials say a child was injured as a result of the fire and was transported to a local hospital.

Afterwards - officials say an investigation revealed that an accelerant was thrown into a fire, inside a burn pit, near the residence, causing an explosion and injuring the child.

Officials say the cause of the was ruled unintentional.

A friend of the family is collecting essential items and financial donations for the family.

Clothing sizes are as follows:

Men’s: 30x32m, Medium

Women’s: Medium

Kid’s: 4T and 5T

Donation site: 328 Round Ridge Rd. Spartanburg, SC

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