ROCK HILL — A Rock Hill family of five, including an elderly woman, was displaced Monday afternoon when a fire devastated their home.
Rock Hill fire crews dispatched 20 firefighters, three engines and a ladder to respond to the fire on Flint Street Avenue Extension around 4:45 p.m. Less than an hour later, the fire was under control but had already ripped through the home and a nearby building used for storage, said Battalion Chief Rusty Myers.
The fire caused about $40,000 in damage, Myers estimated. Crews are still trying to determine where the blaze started.
Andy Wright, who lives at the home, said he had left to go to CVS and pick up medicine for his mother. Upon returning, he turned a corner and saw the house up in flames.
Everybody was already outside. No injuries were reported, and Wright said he thinks all the family pets, including dogs and cats, escaped the house unharmed.
EMS was on scene, as were neighbors who huddled around the family in support. Concerned neighbors brought over blankets and chairs for the family. The American Red Cross has agreed to help the family.