WEST ASHLEY SC (WCSC) - On Sunday morning just after 1:30 a.m. firefighters responded to a structure fire in West Ashley.
Firefighters from St. Andrews and City of Charleston were dispatched to a single family residence in the 2000 block of Bishop Drive for a reported fire alarm.
St. Andrews Engine 303 arrived within six minutes to find heavy smoke and fire at the rear of the home. The initial dispatch was immediately upgraded to a working fire dispatch and additional units were dispatched to assist.
Crews attacked and extinguished the fire that originated in the kitchen and extended into several other rooms in the home. Two dogs were found deceased during a search of the home.
There was one occupant at home when the fire occurred and was able to escape.
St. Andrews Fire Marshal responded to investigate the origin and cause of the fire.
The fire was found to originate from a pan of cooking oil that was left unattended on the stove and has been ruled accidental.
There were no injuries and the occupants are being assisted by members of the Red Cross.