Investigators working to determine cause of 'suspicious' Mt. Pleasant house fire

The call came in at 8:33 a.m. (Source: Live 5)
The call came in at 8:33 a.m. (Source: Live 5)
Crews working the scene of a fire in Mt. Pleasant (Source: Live 5)
Crews working the scene of a fire in Mt. Pleasant (Source: Live 5)
A firefighter on scene of a house fire in Mt. Pleasant (Source: Live 5)
A firefighter on scene of a house fire in Mt. Pleasant (Source: Live 5)
Hazmat on-scene in Mt. Pleasant (Source: Live 5)
Hazmat on-scene in Mt. Pleasant (Source: Live 5)

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Hours after the first response to a Mount Pleasant home, crews were working to determine what caused a fire being called "suspicious."

Mount Pleasant Police and Fire crews responded at approximately 8:33 a.m. about a fire in the 300 block of Hawthorne Street, according to Mount Pleasant Police Inspector Chip Googe. Hazmat crews responded to the scene shortly before 12:30 p.m.

Authorities called the local Drug Enforcement Agency office to coordinate the clean-up response because of the suspicious nature of the fire and the chemicals present, Googe said.

Crews left the scene at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Hawthorne Street is closed because of the fire and no injuries have been reported, Googe said.

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