Fire destroys Greenwood home

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A Greenwood couple fled their home with their four grandchildren after a fire early Sunday morning destroyed the house.

Homeowners Larry and Lola Smith and their grandchildren were inside the two-story home when the fire started after 2 a.m. All six people were able to get out of the house before firefighters arrived, neighbor Reneé Swisshelm said.

Neighbors awoke to fire-truck lights and loud pops as the blaze spread through the Greenwood home in a neighborhood off of Fry Road, east of State Road 135.

The fire started in the garage of the home at 535 Oakridge Way, and flames spread to the second floor and the attic. The home also had smoke and water damage all over, Greenwood Fire Chief James Sipes said.

The home is a total loss, Sipes said. The flames also caused damage to a shed next door, a neighbor said.

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