Fire departments from across the CSRA responded to a property fire on Monday at 390 Blanchard Road in North Augusta.
The fire engulfed three mobile homes and two storage buildings, according to Graniteville Fire Chief Chris Alverson.
No one was injured in the fire, and the structures appeared to be abandoned before the blaze began.
“The fire began because the owner was burning yard debris from the ice storm,” Alverson said. “We counted five buildings with damage. Three single-wide mobile homes were completely destroyed and another storage building is gone. The fifth building has a lot of heat damage.”
Alverson and the Graniteville, Vaucluse, and Warrenville Fire Department secured a fire break and put out the existing fires upon arriving on the scene. Alverson said a number of other departments assisted with the blaze.
“We had help from the North Augusta Department of Public Safety, Langley, Belvedere, the South Carolina Forestry Commission and crews from SCE&G were here,” he said. “We definitely want to thank them.”
T.J. Lundeen is a reporter for The North Augusta Star. Follow him on Twitter @lundeentj for more updates.
Staff photo by T.J. Lundeen Firemen work to put out a house fire at 390 Blanchard Road in North Augusta. Five buildings were burned after a yard fire got away.×
Staff photo by T.J. Lundeen One of five buildings burned at 390 Blanchard Road in North Augusta.×
Staff photo by T.J. Lundeen Pictured are the steps of a house that was burned at 390 Blanchard Road in North Augusta. Five buildings were burned after a yard fire got away.×
Staff photo by T.J. Lundeen Pictured is a second home burned at 390 Blanchard Road in North Augusta. Five buildings were burned after a yard fire got away.×
Staff photo by T.J. Lundeen Pictured is the yard debris that started the fire which burned five buildings at 390 Blanchard Road.×
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