Home destroyed in Indian Land fire, family escapes

Fire crews extinguish a fire on Haley Lane in Indian Land.
Fire crews extinguish a fire on Haley Lane in Indian Land.

Five agencies responded to a blaze that roared through an Indian Land home Thursday morning, fire officials said.

The fire was reported at a home on the 7500 block of Haley Lane at 8:34 a.m., according to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder. The first fire crews to arrive saw “heavy involvement” in the garage and attic areas.

The heat from the fire was starting to melt the vinyl siding of the home next door, Blackwelder said. The three residents inside – two adults and a child – made it out safely.

It took more than an hour to get the blaze under control, Blackwelder said.

Indian Land, Pleasant Valley, Charlotte Road/Van Wyck and Fort Mill fire departments responded along with Lancaster Fire and Rescue. Crews were on the scene until about 11:30 a.m.

The fire started in the garage area; however, the cause remains under investigation, Blackwelder. The home is a total loss.

“There’s some stuff they can salvage out of the bottom living area, which we helped them with,” he said. “It is not livable.”

The American Red Cross is assisting the family. Blackwelder said one firefighter injured his shoulder after falling at the scene. He was treated at a hospital and released.