Official: Warming lamp caused West Ashley fire

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A lamp being used to keep a cat warm at night caused a house fire Wednesday.

A fire department spokesman said the homeowner forgot to turn out the light on his way to work.

The fire started in a shed attached to the home on Downing and Oxford streets.

No one, including the cat, was hurt, but the house had a lot of smoke and water damage. Firefighters were able to get the flames out quickly, officials said.

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