Fire destroys home along Augusta Road in Aiken County

Colin Demarest, Aiken Standard, S.C.
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Apr. 6—A fire razed a home near Hackney Street in Aiken County on Tuesday.

No one was injured in the blaze, first responders said. Two people escaped as the mobile home went up in flames, according to Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation, but it is believed to have started when a burn pile, or something similar, got out of control.

Langley and Midland Valley fire departments, Aiken County EMS, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office and Dominion Energy were among the responding agencies. A nearby gas line was a concern.

"While there was no active natural gas service to the home, our crews turned off natural gas to a nearby line. No customers were impacted," a Dominion Energy spokesperson said in an email to the Aiken Standard. "Safety is our No. 1 priority. Crews remained on scene until the local fire department extinguished the fire. Service has been restored to the nearby line."

The Sheriff's Office had Augusta Road blocked to traffic as crews battled the fire, which produced columns of black smoke.