Fire Erupts At Fire Department In Laurens - WSPA.com

Fire Erupts At Fire Department In Laurens

Posted: Updated:
Officials say the Ekom Beach Fire Department caught fire Thursday afternoon.  The department is located on Neely Ferry Road in Laurens. Officials say the Ekom Beach Fire Department caught fire Thursday afternoon. The department is located on Neely Ferry Road in Laurens.
LAURENS, S.C. -

An Upstate fire department was destroyed by flames Thursday afternoon.

Several departments were dispatched to Ekom Beach Fire Department on Neely Ferry Road in Laurens shortly after noon.

In addition to the structure, Director of Fire Service Greg Lindley tells 7 On Your Side five fire trucks were destroyed by the blaze.

There's no word on the cause of the fire, but investigators say it started in the corner of the building.

When the flames reached the trucks, authorities say the fuel tanks exploded.  No injuries were reported.

The all-volunteer fire department, consisting of around two-dozen firefighters, covers the western part of Laurens County.

Until the department is back on its feet, Lindley says nearby stations will respond to calls in that area.  Reserve engines will also be placed nearby.

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • NC Apple Festival Returns To Hendersonville

    NC Apple Festival Returns To Hendersonville

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:47:10 GMT
    The NC Apple Festival runs from Friday to Monday and officials say more than 225,000 people attended last year.The NC Apple Festival runs from Friday to Monday and officials say more than 225,000 people attended last year.

    Local farmers are celebrating a bountiful apple harvest this Labor Day weekend.

    Local farmers are celebrating a bountiful apple harvest this Labor Day weekend.

  • Spartanburg Man Arrested For 2nd Time, Burglary Arrest

    Spartanburg Man Arrested For 2nd Time, Burglary Arrest

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:14:57 GMT
    Spartanburg County deputies say they arrested Romel Alfaro,  same man arrested they say for assaulting 3 women on August 17th. Photo Courtesy: Spartanburg County Sheriff's OfficeSpartanburg County deputies say they arrested Romel Alfaro, same man arrested they say for assaulting 3 women on August 17th. Photo Courtesy: Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office
    Spartanburg County deputies say they've arrested the same man they say they booked for assaulting three women on August 17th.
    Spartanburg County deputies say they've arrested the same man they say they booked for assaulting three women on August 17th.

  • High School Friday Night - Week 1

    High School Friday Night - Week 1

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:00:59 GMT
    Week one of High School Friday Night and Sports Xtra is upon us with the Christ Church Cavaliers trying to set a state record for consecutive wins when they take on visiting Abbeville tonight.
    Week one of High School Friday Night and Sports Xtra is upon us with the Christ Church Cavaliers trying to set a state record for consecutive wins when they take on visiting Abbeville tonight.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.