Several people displaced following duplex fire in Easley

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EASLEY, S.C. (WSPA) – One person was taken to the hospital after a duplex caught fire Friday night on West Fourth Avenue in Easley.

When Easley firefighters arrived on scene shortly before 10:30pm, flames were coming from the front of the wooden home, according to crews on scene.

Firefighters said they were able to put out the fire within 30 minutes.

According to the Easley Fire Department, there was heavy fire damage to one unit of the duplex while the neighboring unit had heavy smoke damage.

One person was taken to the hospital as a precaution due to smoke inhalation, the fire department said.

Firefighters will continue to investigate the cause.

The fire department said the building had working smoke detectors and that residents were able to evacuate the building after being alerted to the fire.

“This is yet another example of how having working smoke alarms save lives,” said Easley Fire Chief Butch Womack. “Smoke alarms represent a very small investment for the safety of you and your family.”

American Red Cross volunteers are assisting two families whose homes were damaged by the fire.

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