WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Some Charleston firefighters had to stop cooking their own Thanksgiving meal to respond to an oven fire at a West Ashley home Thursday afternoon.
The fire on Ponce De Leon Avenue was quickly extinguished.
The men of Charleston Fire Engine Company 16C were called out to the fire while we were shooting a story about Thanksgiving at the fire house.
"Thanksgiving, people frying turkeys and leaving ovens on, always got to be ready for it," firefighter Tyson Sohrweide said.
"It's one of those things, if it comes it comes, if it doesn't we're still prepared for it,” Asst. Engineer Shawn Swigart added.
The firefighters returned to the station to finish cooking their own Thanksgiving meal, and hoping they have enough time to enjoy it.
"It's just part of the job. You come here for 24 hours and take care of the community and you head home. It's a good job,” firefighter Justin Smith said.
South Carolina is one of the top ten states in the country for Thanksgiving Day fires, according to the South Carolina Insurance News Service.