Walterboro home damaged in weekend fire

Walterboro home damaged in weekend fire

A Walterboro home was heavily damaged by fire Saturday afternoon. Firefighters were notified of smoke coming from the attic of the Rentz Drive home near the rural Hudson Mill Community.

When firefighters arrived they found flames coming across the roof of the one story house. Firefighters used a deck gun to knock down the heavy flames, then continued to put out the fire with hand lines.

The roof of the home collapsed shortly after firefighters arrived on scene. Crews had the fire under control in less than 30 minutes, but were on the scene for over two hours putting out the flames

All of the home's occupants were able to safely exit when the fire started and no one was injured. Most of the fire damage was isolated to the attic and roof, but the living area suffered water damage and drop down debris from the attic.

Many personal items were salvageable, but the home suffered significant damage. The origin of the fire appears to have been electrical in nature, but is still under investigation.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

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