The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting multiple fire departments from Pickens County that have responded to a structure fire at the old Cateechee Mill on Cateechee Trail not far from the City of Norris.
An area resident called at approximately 1:30pm this afternoon and stated that the building was on fire and that the fire department needed to be notified.
Resources from the following fire departments were on scene attempting to contain and beat down the fire:
- Norris Fire Department
- Central Fire Department
- Six Mile Fire Department
- Liberty Fire Department
- Clemson University Fire Department
The old facility is not operational and the extent of damages is unknown at the time of this release but expected to be substantial. The nature and cause of fire is unknown as the investigation is preliminary in nature.
The Sheriff’s Office has received information that several children were seen in the street not far from the facility near the time when the fire may have started but it is unknown as to whether they are in any way connected to the incident.
The Sheriff’s Office is assisting the resources of the fire services and there is no additional information to be released at this stage into the investigation.