Fire rips through Chesterfield Feed and Seed

Source: Chief Brooks
Source: Chief Brooks

CHESTERFIELD, SC (WMBF) - Fire crews in Chesterfield County have extinguished the flames that erupted in the Chesterfield Feed and Seed Friday afternoon.

The store is located on South Page Street in Chesterfield.

Town of Chesterfield Fire Chief Michael White says they got a call around 12:45 p.m. claiming there was a smell of smoke in the building.

The fire station is just around the corner from the store, and Chief White says he passed the store on his way to station and saw flames through the roof.

When fire crews arrived on scene, they tried to attack the fire from inside the building. But eventually the heat caused the ammunition sold in the store to ignite and firefighters had to evacuate.

No one was injured, but it took about two hours to get the fire under control. The Town of Chesterfield Fire Department had about 22 firefighters on scene with mutual aid from Brocks Mill Fire Department, Teals Mill Fire Dept, Town of Cheraw Fire Dept, and Ruby Mt. Croghan Fire Department.

Chief White says the fire started in the back of the building in a storage area, but they're still investigating how it started.

The Chesterfield Feed and Seed is a family-owned business that has been in Chesterfield for 43 years.

Cheraw Police Chief Jay Brooks was tweeting from the scene and shared a photo that showed very heavy smoke and some flames. He claims the building was a total loss.

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