SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – One person was found dead following a house fire Wednesday afternoon in Greenville County.
The fire broke out at a home on Sullivan Road near Simpsonville around 2:30 p.m.
“Neighbors heard what they described as two loud pops and one loud boom,” Mike Ellis, chief deputy coroner with the Greenville County Coroner’s Office, said. “Then, they noticed smoke and immediately called the fire department.”
Officials said they arrived to find the house and nearby vehicle in flames.
A man was found dead in the home.
“It does appear that the vehicle may have been set on fire first and the house second,” Ellis said. “That’ll be up to the sheriff’s office and fire department to make that determination, but that’s what it appears to be.”
“The deceased does not have a lot of thermal burns, but he does have visible trauma that hopefully will be explained tomorrow after the autopsy,” he added.
The victim’s identity has not yet been released.
No other injuries were reported.
Arson investigators also responded to the scene. There’s no word yet on what caused the fire.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause and circumstances surrounding the fire.