Aiken County Animal Shelter suffers minor fire after lightning strike

Credit: Robin Mitchell
Credit: Robin Mitchell


AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Officials with the Aiken Department of Public Safety have stated that the building has only suffered minor damages.

Shelter volunteers were able to put the fire out before crews arrived.

Investigators say lightning caused the fire.

No injuries to the animals or volunteers are reported and the facility will reopen shortly.

For those interested in fostering or making donations, the number is 803-624-1537.

Crews in Aiken are responding to a structure fire at the Aiken County Animal Shelter on Wire Road.

Animals are currently being evacuated from shelter.

Stay with NewsChannel 6 for the latest details.

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