Firefighters injured during large house fire in Spartanburg Co.

Crews were called to a fire along New Cut Road near Campobello around 5:40 Tuesday evening. Information is limited at this time
Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 7:20 PM EDT
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SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Gowensville Fire Department said crews from multiple counties and states responded to a large house fire on Tuesday night.

Officials said crews responded to New Cut Road at around 5:40 p.m. after someone reported a garage fire. When crews arrived, they said they found an over 7,000 sq ft structure already fully involved.

According to officials, they requested additional resources and began fighting the fire. However, the wind soon picked up and started driving the fire toward firefighters and their equipment. Officials added that a firefighter was injured as the fire moved, and they declared a mayday.

As crews fought the fire, their water supply became an issue because there were no nearby fire hydrants. Firefighters stayed at the fire for over 12 hours, working to put out the remaining flames. During this time, a second firefighter was injured and taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Officials said both injured firefighters sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were later released from the hospital.

Officials stated that the cause of the fire was accidental.

The Gowensville Fire Department shared pictures from the scene on Facebook.

The fire personnel that helped with the scene included Campobello Fire Department, Holly Springs Fire Department, Inman Community Fire Department, Landrum Fire Department, Tryon, NC, Fire Department, Columbus, NC, Fire Department, Glassy Mountain Fire Department, Tigerville Fire Department, Lake Cunningham Fire Department, Startex Fire Department, Tyger River Fire Department (Lyman and TR Stations), Duncan Fire Department(Wellford Rescue 13), Whitney Fire Department, Spartanburg Co Emergency Mngmt C-91, C-191, C-291, Spartanburg County Fire Coordinator 93, Spartanburg County Hazmat Chief 94, Spartanburg City Chief 62, Spartanburg County Roads/Bridges (Sand Truck and Heavy Machinery), Spartanburg County Sheriffs Office, Campobello Police Department.