SENECA, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was flown to a burn center following a three-vehicle fire in Seneca.
According to the Seneca Fire Department, they responded to the BorgWarner plant for vehicle fires at 5:38 p.m. Monday.
Upon arrival, they found three vehicles damaged or destroyed by the fire, the fire department said.
“All three of them are going to be total losses,” said Seneca Fire Chief Richie Caudill.
One of the vehicles belonged to a man who was flown to the burn center in Augusta, Georgia. Caudill said the man suffered serious injuries to his upper body.
Witnesses who live and work in the area told 7News they heard a loud noise right before the fire broke out. Caudill said it is still unclear if there was an explosion.
The cause of the fire has not been determined. Caudill told 7News he called the South Carolina’s Law Enforcement Division in to assist in the investigation.
“Because of where it was and because of the injuries, we wanted to make sure we did a good investigation on it,” explained Caudill. “We had state law enforcement come in. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office came in. We wanted to look at everything and make sure we knew a cause and determination.”
BorgWarner refused to answer any questions from 7News.