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Powdersville Apartment Fire

Powdersville, Wren, West Pelzer, and Three and Twenty firefighters responded to an apartment fire at Heritage Trace Apartments off Highway 153 in Powdersville just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning, June 1. Pelzer EMS also responded. According to Powdersville Fire Chief the fire was contained to one building and no one was hurt or injured. The fire was in the roof and the roof collapsed. Eight apartments are in the unit that caught fire which remains under investigation. The Red Cross was on scene working with apartment complex management to move residents who were affected by the fire.

House fire under investigation

Firefighters from three departments battle a house fire Tuesday night on Highway 81 near Irby Road. When Piercetown firefighters arrived two minutes after receiving the call flames were coming from the roof of the home. The occupant had made it out of the burning home. Three and Twenty and West Pelzer firefighters assisted in extinguishing the fire. Pelzer EMS also responded to the call. A fire investigator was called to determine the cause of the blaze. (Photo by David Rogers)

Three injured – Hwy. 8

Pelzer EMS along with Medshore Ambulance Service personnel work at the scene of a Saturday morning wreck. A car and truck collided at the intersection of Highway 8 and Robinwood Circle. Two occupants of the truck and a passenger in the car were taken to the hospital. West Pelzer firefighters assisted with patient care and traffic control. (Photo by David Rogers)

Driver missing after motorcycle wreck

West Pelzer firefighters work at the scene of a motorcycle accident on Friday night. A passing motorist saw a motorcycle in the ditch and called 911. When Pelzer EMS and firefighters arrived at the location on River Road they were unable to locate the cyclist. (Photo by David Rogers)

Truck strikes gas tanker – Hwy. 29

One person was injured on Wednesday night (Dec. 23) after the pickup truck they were a passenger in struck a gasoline tanker. The accident happened at Joe Black Road and Highway 29. Medshore Ambulance Service transported one person to an area hospital. West Pelzer firefighters also responded to the call but there was not a fuel spill. (Photo by David Rogers)

Driver Transported – Hwy. 20

A West Pelzer firefighter surveys the scene of a single car accident on Sunday afternoon (Dec. 29). The car ran off Highway 20 South of Piedmont near Old River Road and overturned and struck a tree. The driver was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital by Pelzer EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

Mobile Home engulfed – Osteen Hill Road

Wren and West Pelzer firefighters battle a mobile home fire Saturday night. The home located on Osteen Hill Road was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. Pelzer EMS stood by as firefighters fought the blaze as a precaution. Piedmont firefighters also assisted. (Photo by David Rogers)

Two fatally injured in Piercetown head-on collision

A rising senior at Palmetto High School and the driver of a minivan with four passengers were fatally injured in a two vehicle accident that occurred on Welcome Road near Reidville Road in the Piercetown area Tuesday morning. Austin Blake Campbell, 17 and Jeronima Aguilar-Cortez, 38, were both killed in the accident.

 Austin Blake Campbell, 17, who was driving a 2010 Honda, and Jeronima Aguilar-Cortez, 38, who was driving a 2000 Honda minivan, were both killed in the accident. According to Lance Cpl. Tony Keller of the S.C. Highway Patrol, neither driver was wearing a seat belt.

Piercetown Fire Department, West Pelzer Fire Department, Medshoe and Pelzer EMS responded.

The Piercetown Fire Department Chief Brad Hart said the scene was pretty chaotic when they arrived. “Both vehicles were badly damaged, and there were multiple victims of injury. One patient was airlifted to Anderson and six other patients were transported by ambulance to various hospitals in the area.”

Extinquish hot spots

Wren firefighters extinguish hot spots from an earlier fire Saturday afternoon on Roys Drive. The home had burned earlier in the morning but had rekindled. West Pelzer and Piedmont firefighters had assisted on the earlier fire. No on was living in the home at the time of the fire. (Photo by David Rogers)

Home heavily damaged – Hwy. 81

Firefighters from Piercetown, Whitefield, Hopewell, and West Pelzer battled a fire on Highway 81 on Wednesday (Dec. 31) morning. The two story brick home located just north of I-85 in the Piercetown community was heavily damaged by the fire. At least one vehicle was also destroyed. Nearly forty firefighters fought the blaze and Williamston EMS stood by and provided rehab for the firefighters. (Photo by David Rogers)

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