ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – One person died in a fire early Tuesday morning in the Piedmont area of Anderson County.
The Powdersville and Piedmont Fire Departments responded to the fire on River Ridge Drive around 4:13 a.m.
The Anderson County Coroner said the fire happened in a shed in the backyard of a home which was being used as a living area.
The coroner’s office said Clarence Adams, 69, of Piedmont, died of smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but investigators do not believe it was suspicious.
Anderson County Fire Chief Jimmy Sutherland told 7NEWS said there were two to three heating sources running inside the shed when the fire started.
“This time of year is bad for that because most people don’t want to turn their heater back on,” Sutherland explained. “They use different sources of heat. We just ask people to just watch your surroundings and how you heat. If you’re using a different source of heat, make sure it’s away from clothing, bedding or any kind of chairs.”
Sutherland also said there were no smoke detectors inside.
Some of the vinyl on the mobile home in front of the shed was melted due to the fire, according to Sutherland.