Multiple crews battle huge house fire in Lancaster, emergency officials say

Crews continued to battle a huge house fire in Lancaster into the evening Wednesday, officials said.

The fire was at a home on Plantation Road inside the city of Lancaster, said Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Darren Player.

No injuries had been reported, Player said.

The area is on the city’s southwestern side, south of S.C. 9. Traffic was detoured around the site by emergency officials on the scene, according to The Herald’s news partner, WBTV.

Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles.

Crews were being rotated in and out of the fire zone to put out the fire, Player said.

The city of Lancaster Fire Department is in charge of the scene. Lancaster County Fire Rescue is also on scene, said Russell Rogers, Lancaster County Fire Marshal. No other details have been released, including what may have caused the fire.

The public is being kept about two blocks from the fire scene as a safety precaution.

Media helicopters near the scene reported smoke and flames coming through, according to WSOC-TV.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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Andrew Dys covers breaking news and public safety for The Herald, where he has been a reporter and columnist since 2000. He has won 51 South Carolina Press Association awards for his coverage of crime, race, justice, and people. He is author of the book “Slice of Dys” and his work is in the U.S. Library of Congress.