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Fire Chief: Scuffletown Road House Fire May Be Intentional

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SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. - Firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a house fire on Scuffletown Road in Greenville County Tuesday night. Clear Springs Fire Chief Greg Merritt says the fire is under investigation by his department and the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. At this point, Merritt says investigators think the fire was intentionally set.

According to Greenville County officials, an off-duty Spartanburg County Sheriff's deputy and his wife were driving down the road and saw the fire and called 911. Firefighters from the Clear Springs Fire Department and Pelham-Batesville Fire Department responded to the scene.

A family lives at the home but were not there at the time, Clear Springs Fire Chief Greg Merritt said. One firefighter had to be transported to the hospital due to heat exhaustion as firefighters battled the cold weather.

Merritt said that the fire appears to have started on the lower level of the home, but no cause has been determined.

A portion of Scuffletown Road has been shut down due to the fire.

7 On Your Side is working to bring you more details about the developing story.
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