West Ashley home heavily damaged in afternoon blaze

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A West Ashley home suffered significant damage following a blaze Saturday afternoon.

Officials say St. Andrews and Charleston Fire Departments were called out to a fire at 15 Ophir Drive off Wantoot Boulevard around 12:23 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the building. 

Ryan Kunitzer with the Charleston Fire Department says the fire was reportedly "knocked down" at 12:40 p.m. Crews stayed on the scene to hit hotspots.

According to scanner traffic, the fire was "80% involved", and the family had been evacuated from the home.

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