Cause of fire at Judson Mill in Greenville Co. unknown, fire officials say


GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – An arson investigator was called to the scene of an area mill Tuesday morning after firefighters responded to that location earlier.

According to Parker District Fire Department officials, fire crews were on the scene of Judson Mill, located along Easley Bridge Road in Greenville County.

Parker District Fire Chief Greg Farley told us Wednesday that the former mill is under renovation and workers smelled smoke when they arrived there on Tuesday.

Fire officials got a call shortly after 8 a.m. and when they responded to the scene, they found a small fire between the first-floor ceiling and the second floor.

Farley said they had to cut away flooring to get to the fire, and Greenville City Fire crews assisted at the scene.

No one was injured in the fire.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office’s Lt. Ryan Flood confirmed that the fire marshal requested an arson investigator responded to the scene Tuesday.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division spokesperson Thom Berry confirmed that one of the agency’s arson dogs was also requested at the scene.

Farley said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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