Old Home Destroyed Sunday Afternoon

An old two-story Laurens home was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. The house was believed to be unoccupied. It sat off Garlington Street on a wooded lot, near the intersection with McGowan Street. It was known by some folks as “the Rev. Madden House.” Just after 6:00 pm, flames were observed reaching higher than the trees. The ruins were still fueling a fire we observed in the light rainfall after 5:30 this morning.