Unknown Cause Of Greenville Fire

Fire was discovered in a vacant house Tuesday morning in Greenville and the cause has not been determined.

Greenville District firefighters were sent at 9:57 a.m. to a modular home located behind the former Jumpin’ Jimmy’s along East Bowman Drive.

A passerby noticed smoke and contacted authorities.

Fire Chief Dennis Wise said when firemen arrived the building was filled with smoke, but the fire was quickly put out. The fire started in the living room, burning a wall and a hole in the floor. Other items were also burned.

While the house was not a total loss, firemen estimated damage at $10,000. Greenville firemen received mutual aid from the Mulberry Grove department.

Chief Wise reported a lot of time was spent trying to pinpoint a cause for the fire, but none was found.

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