1 airlifted to Augusta burn center after duplex fire in Greer, fire officials say

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GREER, SC (WSPA) – Greer Fire Department officials said an elderly person has been airlifted to a burn center in Augusta, Ga. following a duplex fire Wednesday morning.

According to Greer Fire Deputy Chief of Operations/Public Information Officer Josh Holzheimer, fire crews responded to the fire on East Fairview St. after 8 a.m.

Holzheimer said the fire was initially reported to Greer 911 just after 8:15 a.m. by a neighbor, and crews were quickly able to respond and put out the fire.

“During a search of the residence crews located an elderly patient who was removed from the by fire crews,” Holzheimer said.

Crews started to provide aid to the patient, who was later turned over to Greenville County EMS and GHS Med-Trans Air Ambulance.

According to Holzheimer, the patient was then flown to JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga. for treatment.

Holzheimer said the fire is under investigation at this time by the Fire Marshal’s Office.

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