2 burned, 1 critically, in Cherryvale stove fire

BY KAYLA ROBINS
kayla@theitem.com
Posted 1/31/18

Two adults were injured, one with critical burns, when their stove caught fire in Cherryvale on Sunday.

An alarm was received at 11:35 p.m. on Sunday for a fire in the 4000 block of Eleanor Drive in the community off Broad Street near Shaw Air …

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2 burned, 1 critically, in Cherryvale stove fire

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Two adults were injured, one with critical burns, when their stove caught fire in Cherryvale on Sunday.

An alarm was received at 11:35 p.m. on Sunday for a fire in the 4000 block of Eleanor Drive in the community off Broad Street near Shaw Air Force Base, according to a Sumter Fire Department incident report.

The fire is thought to have started on the stove when one of the two occupants "went to move the pot and spilled grease," a firefighter wrote in the report.

No damage to the house was reported though an adult male and female were transported to Augusta Burn Center, according to Sumter County EMS Director Bobby Hingst.

Hingst said one person was in critical condition because of the burns, while the other was stable. He said he had not heard an update of their condition since they were transported.