JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Emergency crews extinguished a house fire on James Island Tuesday afternoon.
The Charleston Fire Department says an emergency call just before 3 p.m. reported a structure fire in the 400 block of E. Wimbledon Drive.
When firefighters arrived they reported a significant amount of smoke and fire coming from the roof of the structure, CFD officials said.
"Crews made a rapid interior attack to try and gain control of the fire while searching the single-family dwelling for occupants," CFD officials said."Due to the significant damage to the structure and the volume of fire the firefighters were forced to evacuate the home and transition to a defensive attack."
Fire investigators from the Fire Marshal Division responded to the scene to investigate the incident.
According to fire officials, the occupants were not home at the time of the fire.
Units from Charleston, James Island, and Saint Andrews Fire Departments, Charleston County EMS, and Charleston PD responded to the scene.