Investigation underway after deadly fire in Landrum

Published 11:24 am Wednesday, January 31, 2024

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One dead after blaze at vacant mobile home


LANDRUM— On Monday, January 29, Landrum Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a deadly fire near the 700 block of South Howard Avenue, across from Southside Smokehouse. 

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Crews arrived at the scene around 9 p.m. to find a vacant mobile home fully engulfed in flames and began working to extinguish the blaze. 

After the fire was under control, the body of one deceased individual was found as firefighters searched the structure. The cause of origin and identification of the deceased are under investigation and no information or reports have been released, according to Fire Chief Warren Ashmore.

Veronica Garcia, a cashier at the Marathon Gas Station, said she could feel the heat from the fire while standing in the store’s parking lot.

“I could see the flames and smoke from where I was standing,” said Garcia on Tuesday. “I immediately dialed 911. They said I was the first to call about the fire.”

Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, state fire officials and all appropriate agencies were dispatched to the scene to investigate.

This is a developing story. The Tryon Daily Bulletin will share more information as details become available.