2 displaced after Rock Hill fire

06/17/2014 9:31 AM

06/17/2014 9:32 AM

Two adults were displaced after a fire destroyed their Rock Hill home Monday evening, burning most of the rear but leaving much of the structure still intact, authorities said.

Crews with the Rock Hill Fire Department were dispatched to 18 Barrow St. at about 5:30 p.m., where they saw flames and heavy smoke coming from the one-story home, said Battalion Chief Scott Long.

Thirteen crew members in three engines, a ladder and a battalion gathered on the scene and fought the flames. The house, he said, is not a total loss but officials estimate the blaze left about $35,000 in damage.

No injuries were reported and the man and woman living inside the house were able to escape unharmed, Long said. Their names and ages were not immediately available. The American Red Cross was called in to assist the displaced residents, he said.

The house is still standing, Long said, and suffered the most significant damage towards the back. The department is still investigating what caused the flames.

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