Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services responded to a fire call this morning, shortly after 8:30, at 405 Bennett Farms Place just off Woodstock Road.
According to Lt. Adam Dierdorff, “Firefighters arrived on the scene to find smoke and flames coming from the split-level home.” “I started going to my room because the smoke was becoming stronger and I saw the fire in the middle of my bed,” stated Ariana James who was one of the occupants of the home. The young lady also stated that her mother and brother lived at the home, too.
Cherokee County firefighters began a first floor interior attach and were able to quickly get a stop on the fire. Battalion Chief, Kevin Lanier, stated that the most of the damage was confined to the bedroom and portions of another room.”
Bennett Farms Place road was closed during the operation and no injuries were reported. The American Red Cross was called to assist the family and an investigation into a cause of the fire is being conducted.