Rock Hill attic fire displaces 4 adults, 2 children

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comApril 16, 2014 

— An attic fire at a Rock Hill home displaced six people late Tuesday, authorities say, and resulted in more than $40,000 in property damage.

Crews with the Rock Hill Fire Department were sent to 2008 India Hook Road at about 11:12 p.m. after receiving reports of a fire burning in the single-story home's attic, said Rock Hill Fire Battalion Chief Scott Long.

Three engines, one ladder, a battalion crew and 16 total personnel, including fire investigators, responded to the scene, he said. The house was not fully engulfed in flames, but crews doused the flames that burned through some contents in the attic.

Four adults and two children were displaced, Long said, after the house suffered smoke damage. Long said the American Red Cross responded to the scene to help the family with shelter and clothing.

A cause has not been determined, fire authorities said, but remains under investigation.

Crews early Wednesday also responded to a fire at the Executive Inn on North Anderson Road after flames burned some contents inside an occupied room, Long said. The flames caused about $2,500 in damage.

No injuries were reported in either blaze.

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