GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - Greenville city firefighters responded to a fire at a duplex on East Main Street Tuesday morning.
Firefighters and police responded.
Dispatch said the call came in at 11:39 a.m.
Black smoke could be seen billowing from the roof of the home as firefighters continued their attack shortly after noon
Firefighters said one woman was at home when the fire broke out and made it out safely. Another woman and a child were in the unit next to it. Both are also safe.
No injuries have been reported.
Fire investigator Tito Dendy says the smoke detector saved the woman's life.
“One of the ladies in there says she was awakened by a smoke alarm. And so, I always throw that out there. It’s just so important to have a smoke alarm in your house during these times, because that’s what saved her life. If it had not been for that smoke alarm in her house in her unit at that time, I have no doubt she wouldn’t be here," Dendy said.
He says the extent of the damage was severe in both units.
“One unit is almost a complete, total loss in there. The other unit we can salvage some furniture some stuff, but this whole building is completely lost because the fire got in the attic, burned up the attic, burned off the roof. And so, yea the extent of damage of this fire is great," said Dendy.
Dendy says they are still investigating the cause of the fire.
The Red Cross assisted the displaced families.