Fire destroys hundred-year-old mill in Upstate

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Crews are cleaning up after a fire at the old Cateechee Mill near the city of Norris in Pickens Co.

Pickens Co. Sheriff’s Office says a resident in the area called to report the fire around 1:30 p.m.

They say the old facility isn’t operational and the extent of damage is expected to be substantial.

The don’t know what caused the fire right now, but they hear that several kids were seen in the street not far from the mill near the time started.

Cateechee Fire
Credit: Pickens Co. EMS


They don’t know if the kids are connected to the fire.

The following departments helped fight the fire:

Norris Fire Department
Central Fire Department
Six Mile Fire Department
Liberty Fire Department
Clemson University Fire Department


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