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North Charleston fire investigating apartment blaze

Source: North Charleston Fire Department Source: North Charleston Fire Department
NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) -

Firefighters from the North Charleston Fire Department are investigating an apartment blaze that took place Saturday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer Bianca Bourbeau.

Firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire at the Oakfield Apartments, off of Fairwind Drive in North Charleston, just before 5:40 p.m.

The first arriving units reported smoke coming from the first story apartment, according to Bourbeau.

Firefighter's extinguished the fire within the first ten minutes after arrival, she said.

A family of three escaped the apartment.

Firefighters removed several family reptiles from the residence unharmed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the City of North Charleston.

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