UPDATE: This isn’t the first time Anthony Wright has had to start from scratch. Read the full story here.

Anthony Wright, the local entrepreneur better known as Tony the Peanut Man, lost what he estimates to be $10,000 worth of equipment in a fire that start early this morning behind his house in West Ashley. His house and the surrounding houses were unharmed, despite the fact that he saw propane tanks exploding as nearly 1,000 pounds of peanuts went up in flames.

If you would like to help Tony recuperate his losses or offer a word of encouragement, you can reach him at peanuttyme@yahoo.com.

More details and photos of the damage soon.