CLOVER, S.C. - A fire destroyed a pastor's home in Clover Wednesday morning, and caused the evacuation of two homeless shelters he runs.
Fire raced through the home of Sammy and Annie Thompson on Short Street just after 6 a.m.
Thompson said he thinks the fire started when a child may have accidentally placed a blanket too close to a space heater.
No one was hurt, but the men's and women's shelters that are a part of Lighthouse Ministries had to be evacuated.
Thompson said he tried to put the fire out, but the frigid cold made it impossible.
Lighthouse Ministries has been a fixture in Clover for 20 years and operates a shelter and serves meals to those in need.
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