Coroner identifies man who died in ‘suspicious’ Mt. Pleasant house fire

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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the 55-year-old man who died Tuesday morning during a house fire that has been called “suspicious.”

John McFarland, 55, died in the fire, according to Charleston County Deputy Coroner Anita Hasert.

Crews responded to a house in the 800 block of Fairlawn Circle and remained on scene for a few hours putting out hot spots, Mount Pleasant spokesperson Martine Wolfe-Miller said.

The police department ruled the fire suspicious.

The circumstances surrounding why the fire is considered suspicious have not yet been made available.

One woman who lives behind the house where the fire started said police had her evacuate. Smoke was visible from the Wando Bridge as crews worked the scene.

The State Law Enforcement Division, the State fire marshal and the Charleston County coroner’s office all responded to the scene.

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The initial call came in at 3:32 a.m. with calls for additional crews made at 3:34 and 3:31 a.m.

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