Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Firefighters Respond to Barn Fire

December 7, 2018

Cherokee County firefighters responded to a structure fire yesterday afternoon at 441 Thomas Drive, off Lower Union Hill Road, in the Hickory Flat community.

Cherokee County 911 received a call just shortly after 2:30 from a caller stating that a barn was on fire and they could see smoke and flames.  The caller also stated that woods were close to the fire, too. Firefighters arrived on scene minutes later to report that the barn was fully involved.  Firefighters were able to get the fire under control, but the barn and the contents were a total loss.

Cherokee County Fire Investigator, Cheri Collett, said the fire is undetermined at this time as the investigation continues.  Traffic on Thomas Drive was redirected until the fire operation was complete.  No injuries were reported.

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Firefighters arrived on scene to find flames and smoke coming from the barn.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find flames and smoke coming from the barn. (click image for slideshow)
Firefighters received the fire call around 2:30 yesterday afternoon.
Firefighters received the fire call around 2:30 yesterday afternoon.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it reached the woods.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it reached the woods.
The barn was a totally loss as the cause is still under investigation.
The barn was a totally loss as the cause is still under investigation.