Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Contents in Storage Building Located on Yellow Creek Road Destroyed by Fire

September 7, 2017

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a structure fire at 3232 Yellow Creek Road just shortly after 6 PM. The fire was initially reported to Cherokee County 911 by a passerby. 

Firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy flames and smoke coming from a large storage building. According to Cherokee County Fire Investigator, Cheri Collett, “The structure, which was owned by 70 year old Rosleen West, was approximately 600 square feet and was used for storage.” 

“The property owner said she noticed smoke coming from behind the building.  She went outside to locate the source of the smoke and found the back of the building on fire,” added Collett.

The Forsyth County Fire Department and Pickens County Fire provided automatic aid.  The building and its contents are considered to be a 100% loss.  There were no injuries as a result of the fire and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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Cherokee County firefighters enter the building with a hose line.
Cherokee County firefighters enter the building with a hose line. (click image for slideshow)
Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke and flames coming from the building.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke and flames coming from the building.
Firefighters enter the building to check on the contents.
Firefighters enter the building to check on the contents.
Several fire units from Cherokee, Forsyth and Pickens County responded to the call.
Several fire units from Cherokee, Forsyth and Pickens County responded to the call.
A Cherokee County firefighter responds to the call shortly after 6 PM.
A Cherokee County firefighter responds to the call shortly after 6 PM.