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Firefighters investigating cause of North Charleston house fire

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NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) -

The North Charleston Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire in the 1900 block of Robertson Blvd. Wednesday.  

Firefighters responded to a house fire at a two story home after receiving a call at 3:47 a.m.

The North Charleston Fire department said it took 10 minutes to put out the fire. A cause has not been determined.

The smoke and flames were first seen in a corner of the single-story home, according to investigators. The fire also extended into the attic.

At the scene, fire officials originally believed the home to be vacant, however a man claiming to rent the home showed up at the property just before crews left the area. The renter says old/bad electrical wiring may have sparked the fire. However, North Charleston investigators have not yet officially pinpointed a cause.

Officials said this is the second time in the last decade they've responded to a fire at the home.

Neighbors told Live 5 News reporter Mark Davenport the fire damaged home was the childhood home of former NBA player and College of Charleston alum Anthony Johnson.

A majority of the fire damage was centralized to the living room of the home. Investigators are looking closer into that area of the home for clues into the fire's origin.

No injuries were reported. The displaced resident is being help by family and friends. 

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