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Crews extinguish house fire in Summerville

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SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

Emergency crews have extinguished a house fire in Summerville Tuesday afternoon. 

The fire happened at a single story house on the 400 block of Corey Boulevard off of Boonehill Road. 

According to fire officials, crews had the fire under control in 10 minutes. 

When authorities received the call about the fire, they were told people were inside the home, but by the time firefighters arrived, the people inside had already escaped the home.

No injuries were reported. 

The homeowner said she had recently purchased the home and believed a family member may have started the fire, although she said she was not certain how it happened.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

"It took the 22 firefighters, from Summerville Fire & Rescue and Dorchester County Fire & Rescue, approximately 10 minutes to bring the fire under control," Summerville town officials said."According to Fire Chief Richard Waring, firefighters did an outstanding job bringing the fire under control quickly while also working against the high afternoon temperatures."

The American Red Cross is helping the four residents of the home.

Dorchester County EMS and the Summerville Police Department also assisted with the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

"Citizens are reminded to make sure they have working smoke alarms in their homes," town officials said."Residents of the Town of Summerville can have a smoke alarm installed by the Fire Department free of charge."

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