SPARTANBURG — A home nearly 120 years old in Spartanburg that was damaged by a fire last year is reopening for a Christmas tour.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported the home on West Hampton Ave. was damaged by a fire in the summer of 2010.

Vivian Fisher and Jim Newcome say the home has been restored and will be open for a special holiday tour Thursday. The tour is entitled “Home for the Holidays: A Victorian Christmas.”

The house was built in 1892 by pharmacist Arthur Irwin.

Fisher and Newcome bought it about 25 years ago and have worked to protect it.

Fire burned the roof, attics and tower last year. The fire was started by a painter’s torch.