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Firefighters extinguish house fire in North Charleston

Structure fire on Mendelwood Drive. (Source: NCFD) Structure fire on Mendelwood Drive. (Source: NCFD)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Firefighters battled a blaze that ignited in the kitchen of a home off Dorchester Road Thursday morning.

North Charleston Deputy Fire Chief Kyle Minick says crews were called to a home in the 7600 block of Mendelwood Drive around 8:51 a.m. for reports of a blaze. Firefighters arrived to see flames and smoke coming from the single-story home. 

Officials say it took crews 20 minutes to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire, which began in the kitchen, is under investigation. 

North Charleston Fire and Ashley River Fire Departments responded to the scene. 

The Red Cross was called to assist the family of five. 

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