A man was injured in a York County fire Friday afternoon, officials said.
The fire at the home at the intersection of Hilton Road and Belaire Drive, north of S.C. 5 between Rock Hill and York, started around 4:30 p.m. in an attached garage and spread to the house, Newport fire officials said.
The column of smoke was so large it could be seen from downtown Rock Hill and the eastern side of the city at Dave Lyle Boulevard.
The man who was injured was transported to a hospital for injuries, said officials with the Newport Fire Department. His name has not been released.
More than 20 firefighters from Newport, Bethesda and York departments responded to the fire, said Domenic Manera, York Fire Department chief.
The fire was under control after about 25 minutes, Newport fire officials said.
The injured man was set to be taken to a burn center in Winston-Salem, N.C. , for treatment of his injuries, Newport fire officials said.
Charles Williamson, an investigator for the York County Fire Marshal's Office, was on scene and is coordinating the investigation, fire officials said.
The cause of the fire has not been released.
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