One woman’s Easter dinner preparations were derailed on Sunday morning when a fire believed to have been caused by her smoker broke out.
Ruth McKinney called 911 shortly after 5:30 am Sunday to report a fire at her home on East Wolf Valley Road. Fire crews responded and extinguished the blaze. No injuries were reported.
McKinney told an Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy that she had been smoking a pork butt for Easter Dinner and had been upstairs when she heard her fire alarm go off. She went downstairs to investigate and told deputies she could see flames coming from the rear of the house. When she ran out the front door and around back to get a better look, she reported that her back porch and the backside of her home were on fire.
The fire is believed to have started near the smoker.