The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Home Destroyed, Man Saved After Fires


Last updated 2/27/2012 at 1:04pm

A family of four lost its home and belongings last week in Sapphire. (Courtesy photo)

A home was lost and a man narrowly escaped after local firefighters tackled two fires last week.

A quick response by the Lake Toxaway Fire Department to a 911 call last Wednesday was not enough to save a Sapphire house on Ivy Lane off Bearwallow Road, according to Assistant Chief Bobby Cooper.

Firefighters arrived three minutes after they were dis-patched, but by that point it was already too late to save much of the rental house that was the home of a Sapphire man, his mother and the man’s two children.

Cooper said that just before 1 p.m. a neighbor called the renter, who was not home,...

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