Originally created 08/31/97

Fighting a losing battle



A firefighter tries to douse flames shooting through the roof of a house on the corner of Pine View Drive and Cathy Circle in Aiken on Saturday evening.

Capt. Tom Galardi of the Aiken Public Safety Department said he assumed the cause of the fire was lightning. He described the house as "pretty much a total loss."

With no fire hydrants on the street, water had to be shipped in on tankers and pumpers. No one was in the house when the fire started. The house belonged to Daniel and Brenda Lloyd, who were away for the holiday weekend.