Owner of popular Upstate restaurant dies in Pickens Co. house fire

Investigators said they don't believe foul play was involved
Published: Jan. 28, 2023 at 5:45 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 30, 2023 at 4:17 PM EST
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PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Pickens County Coroner says a man is dead after a house fire Friday night.

The Coroner’s Office says the fire happened around 7:15 p.m. on Pendleton Rd. in Clemson. Clemson University Fire Department says they responded to the incident along with Clemson City Police.

The Coroner’s Office says 81-year-old Edgar Hunter Jr. was pronounced dead on scene.

Mac's Drive In
Mac's Drive In(WHNS)

Hunter Jr. - otherwise known as “Teddy”- was the owner of Mac’s Drive In in Clemson.

Friends of the family say Mac’s Drive In will remain closed for the next few weeks.

Officials say the death is under investigation by Clemson City Police Department. The cause and origin of the fire have not yet been released.

Investigators said initial evidence does not indicate foul play, but the case remains open and active.

Stay with FOX Carolina for updates.