Crews were called to a fire in an apartment complex near a busy Wednesday afternoon about 5:00.
Neighbors stood outside Williamsburg Manor in Greenville on Concord Drive off Greenville Boulevard and Hooker Road Wednesday
as fire crews put out the blaze that began in the kitchen.
Greenville Fire Bataliion Chief Eric Griffin says the family was at home at the time. He says they were cooking and the grease on the stove got too hot. It exploded according to Eddie White who lived in the apartment. His wife and four year old daughter where at home a the time. White says he arrived and went inside to get the fire extinguisher to fight the blaze himself, but he says it was out of his control.
Next door neighbor Sonya Harris said she smelled the smoke and was so scared she ran outside without no shoes on.
The fire department got the fire under control and let Harris know her apartment didn't have any serious damage.
The White family's apartment suffered severe damage, so they are living with family for now according to Greenville Fire and Rescue.