TAYLORS, S.C. (WSPA) – A woman died Sunday following an apartment fire in Taylors.
According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, the fire started around 3:30 a.m. Saturday at The Chimneys of Greenville near the 4000 block of Old Spartanburg Road.
Residents who live in the apartment complex said they woke up to screams.
“I heard some screams saying, ‘everybody gets out’ I believe it was a lady outside kind of hitting on things kind of waking everybody up, so I woke my wife up and told her hey, the apartment building across the street is on a blaze,” said Raheem Briggs, a witness.
Deputies said that two people were taken to the hospital.
Briggs said he watched as a helicopter landed nearby.
“A helicopter did come so someone was airlifted maybe, they did land over there in the church parking lot across the street but it was so dark and you know of course smoke there was smoke everywhere,” said Briggs.
The Greenville County Coroner’s Office confirmed a woman was transported to the hospital and later taken to the burn center where she succumbed to her injuries.
The coroner’s office has identified the woman as 57-year-old Christine Yvette Nix, of Taylors.
Nix was a resident of the apartment where the incident took place.
The Red Cross said they’re helping seventeen people affected by this fire with food, clothing and shelter.
The fire is being investigated by the Greenville County Coroner’s Office, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Taylors Fire Department and the SC State Fire Marshall’s Office.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.