Coroner: Man identified in North Charleston house fire

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – The North Charleston fire Department was called out to a fatal house fire the occurred on Becker Street at Appleton Avenue early Saturday morning.

Charleston County Coroner's Office identified William James, 67, from North Charleston as the victim who died in this fire. James died from smoke inhalation according to authorities.

Fire officials say the call came in at around 6:30 a.m. to a two-story home. When firefighters arrived on the scene the house was fully engulfed with flames.

"One person did not make it out of the house and died in that fire", said Bianca Sancic with the North Charleston Fire Department.

The house was completely destroyed by the blaze.

Investigators have not determined what may have caused this fire and it is still under investigation.

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