Highway reopens after crews battle large fire at former potpourri plant in Spartanburg

A fire at an abandoned business shut down parts of Highway 56 for hours Wednesday
Published: May. 23, 2023 at 12:55 PM EDT|Updated: May. 24, 2023 at 2:19 PM EDT
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) -South Spartanburg Fire District announced that Highway 56 is back open after crews contained a large fire that broke out at a former potpourri plant on Tuesday morning.

According to the South Spartanburg Fire Department, the call came in at around 10:40 a.m. in reference to a fire near Highway 56 and Stewart Road. The fire chief said the building has been empty for more than 17 years.

Officials said Highway 56 at Stewart Road was closed into the evening. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported at this time.

According to officials, 20 other departments also responded to the scene to help.

A wedding venue located in the area announced on Facebook that their building was not affected by the fire.

Officials didn’t release any other information about the situation. We will update this story as we learn more.