Family escapes fire that destroys home, kills dog

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - A Summerville family managed to escape their burning home in an early-morning fire Monday.

Summerville Fire and Rescue responded at 4 a.m. to a fire at the home in the 100 block of Kirksey Drive in the Barony Ridge subdivision, according to Summerville town spokesperson Mary Edwards.

Crews arrived to find the single story home fully engulfed, Edwards said. Crews were able to bring the fire under control within 30 minutes but the house appeared to be a total loss, Edwards said.

The family’s dog died in the fire.

Dorchester County Fire-Rescue, Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services, and the Summerville Police Department assisted at the scene.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Monday afternoon.

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