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Fire destroys Pickens family's home

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Smoke billows from the Walhalla Highway house fire Thursday morning. (Feb. 21, 2013/FOX Carolina) Smoke billows from the Walhalla Highway house fire Thursday morning. (Feb. 21, 2013/FOX Carolina)
PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An early morning fire has left a Pickens family out in the cold after the blaze destroyed their home, which was a renovated barn.

Firefighters said they were first called about 3 a.m. to the home on SC 183/Walhalla Highway after the family awoke to smoke and saw fire.

The family was able to get out safely, but firefighters said the home was a loss.

SLIDESHOW: Smoke billows from Pickens home

Three fire departments were at the home trying to get the fire under control and investigate what sparked it.

Firefighters were still investigating as of 7 a.m. Thursday at the home located on the west side of Pickens.

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