Cherokee firefighters battle 3rd building-consuming blaze in week
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A building near a house in Free Home was already almost destroyed when firefighters arrived on scene early Thursday afternoon. No injuries were reported, officials say, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.<br>Special to the Tribune
A building near a house in Free Home was already almost destroyed when firefighters arrived on scene early Thursday afternoon. No injuries were reported, officials say, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Special to the Tribune
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For the third time in a week, Cherokee County firefighters on Thursday battled a blaze that destroyed a building and is now under investigation.

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a structure fire shortly after noon Thursday at 505 Old Mill Road off Highway 20 near Free Home.

Fire and Emergency Services Spokesman Tim Cavender said when firefighters arrived on the scene of the fire, they found a building behind a house “fully involved.”

“A resident at the home indicated that a motorist saw the building on fire and went to the house to inform them of the situation at which time 911 was notified,” Cavender said.

The building was completely destroyed by the early afternoon fire, he said.

No injuries were reported and portions of Old Mill Road were blocked until the operation was complete.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Cavender said.

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