“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office assists Dacusville Fire Department in Fatal Fire Investigation”

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The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a joint investigation with the Dacusville Fire Department into the circumstances of a structural fire that occurred this morning at 3156 Dacusville Hwy in Easley.

A passing motorist reported the fire at approximately 8:35am to what initially was believed to be a shed just off the roadway.

Emergency crews responded to the scene and found a small building on fire that was completely destroyed.

One adult believed to be a male has been found deceased inside the remains of the structure and preliminary information is that an adult female has been taken to a hospital for injuries sustained during the incident.

The relationship between the two parties is still unknown and authorities have not yet determined whether they were residing inside the location or just present when the fire started.

The investigation is in the very early stages and no additional information is available for release at this time. The Sheriff’s Office will update as more information becomes available later in the day.

Inquiries as to the identity of the deceased should be directed to the Pickens County Coroner’s Office.