Round Hill, SC (Paul Kirby) A fire in the kitchen of a single-family home Monday afternoon caused enough damage to the structure to require the assistance of the American Red Cross for the family who lived there. This was necessary even though firefighters responded and arrived quickly and brought the fire under control not long after they pulled up.
The blaze was reported on Pintail Drive near Round Hill. When the first fire trucks and personnel arrived on the scene they reported that there was smoke coming from the front door of the home, but everyone had safely escaped the home and was outside. The first crews to arrive attacked the fire while another established a water supply from a fire hydrant. The fire was knocked down within moments, but not before the smoke, heat, and water had damaged a significant portion of the home.
Harrison Cahill, a spokesman for Lexington County, said that in total the fire service had 10 units and 20 personnel on the scene of the fire. Lexington County EMS also works hand-in-hand with the fire service on working fires to help monitor the health and welfare of the firefighters, home owners, and anyone else who might be on the scene. Cahill said that no one was injured because of the fire.