Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Fire in Canton Home Reported to be Total Loss

September 8, 2017

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services responded to a structure fire at approximately 9:45 this morning at the corner of Highway 140 and Mill Street.

According to Cherokee County Fire Investigator, Cheri Collett, “The structure is technically an abandoned residence; however a male in his early sixties has been occupying the space for shelter.” The male was in the structure sleeping at the time of the fire and was awakened by a "popping" sound and discovered fire on the back porch of the home. Fortunately, he escaped without injuries.

The structure is was a total loss. No other injuries were reported and the fire is still under investigation. One lane of Highway 140 was blocked until the operation was complete.

 

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The structure was covered with lots of vegetation.
The structure was covered with lots of vegetation. (click image for slideshow)
Several units from Cherokee County Fire  & Emergency Services responded to the call.
Several units from Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services responded to the call.
Fire could be seen inside the structure.
Fire could be seen inside the structure.
Firefighters spray water on the structure.
Firefighters spray water on the structure.