Raging Fire at Blaney Believed Under Control

BLANEY, Aug. 4 (Special) – raging fire that swept through a building in the heart of this Kershaw County town was believed under control late tonight.

It had threatened the center of the community.

The three occupants of the house, formerly the Blaney Grill, were not at home when the blaze broke out about 10:15 p.m.

The city fire department of Camden, 12 miles from Blaney, which answered the call, was believed to have controlled the fire at 11:15 tonight.

Several trees were set ablaze by leaping flames and power was knocked out.

The house was occupied by Dan Kelly, an employe at the DuPont Company May Plant, his wife and their child. They were reported at church.

Blaney is unincorporate and has no fire department.

Fire for a while slowed traffic on U. S. Highway 1, which passes a few feet from the building.

The two-story, structure was formerly occupied by a furniture store and grill on the first floor and had three rooms. The bottom floor was of concrete blocks and the three rooms of the second floor were of wood.

The Camden fire department dispatched one truck to the scene.

August 4, 1955  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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