Man killed in North Charleston house fire

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - Firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze that took one life in North Charleston.

Crews were called to a fully-involved fire at a home on the 2200 block of Bailey Drive before 5 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities say it took about ten minutes to get the fire under control. Fire investigators and North Charleston Police spent the morning going through the burned out home, collecting evidence.

Officials say the body of an adult male was removed from the home after the fire was extinguished.

The victim has not yet been identified, but neighbors said the victim was a fixture in the Accabee neighborhood.

"Just a really quiet person, you barely knew he was there, just him and his dog and his bicycle. It was shocking to hear that it happened," Venetta Seels said. "It's gonna rock the neighborhood a little while because like I said, he was a constant around here."

"Very shocked because he's a very quiet young man. I never see him no mixing up or nothing going on over there," neighbor Janet Jones said.

The fire is being investigated by the North Charleston Police Department and the Charleston County Coroner's Office.

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