Fire burns home in Cayce area just off Charleston Highway
Cayce, SC (Paul Kirby) A home on Old Frink Street near Frink Street caught fire and burned Wednesday night bringing firefighters and equipment from three separate agencies to the scene. The fire, which was dispatched at approximately 8:20 p.m., was just behind the landmark Southside restaurant on the small dirt road. It runs between the Cayce Farmer’s Market on the Charleston Highway side and the Davis Early Childhood school on the Frink Street end. The City of Cayce’s Department of Public Safety responded, backed up by resources from the West Columbia FD and the Lexington County Fire Service.There was also an EMS unit on the scene from the county.
There was heavy fire showing from several sides of the structure when the first law enforcement and fire officials arrived. The small road was completely closed by all the emergency equipment and personnel, but it isn’t usually heavily travelled at any time. The fire crews made an attack and quickly knocked the fire back. More firefighters arrived from stations further away to relieve the ones that had been first due. Within a short time, they had the fire completely under control. At one point, there was a great deal of fire and emergency equipment parked along Frink Street while its firefighters and officers had dismounted and walked the short distance to the fire.
A few minutes before 10:00 p.m. it was reported that the fire had been completely extinguished. Even with the quick work of the firefighters, the structure was gutted because of the heat and smoke. This is normal given the fact that the home was small and the fire had apparently been burning for some time.
There were no injuries on the scene as a result of the fire. Cayce officials said late Wednesday night that they would spend time investigating what had started the fire before releasing any information regarding that.