1 person sent to hospital, 2 animals killed in house fire

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - One person was sent to the hospital and two animals died after a fire in Summerville destroyed a house Tuesday afternoon.

Multiple fire crews responded to a home on Crestwood Drive near Bacons Bridge Road in Summerville. Authorities say the fire at one point was threatening other structures and damaged two homes.

One person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries and has since been released.

The Red Cross is assisting the family of nine, including four children, whose home was destroyed by the fire.

The Red Cross has assisted 246 individuals needing aid due to disasters, such as home fires, in its seven-county region of Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper counties since Jan. 1.

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