Woman escapes early-morning Colleton County house fire

Woman escapes early-morning Colleton County house fire
Firefighters responded early Friday morning to a home on Van Dyke Road north of Cottageville. (Source: Colleton County Fire Rescue)

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Colleton County firefighters say the smell of smoke woke up a woman in time for her to escape her burning home.

Crews responded at 6:41 a.m. to a fire in the 700 block of Van Dyke Road north of Cottageville.

The woman was able to make it out of the home safely and then run to a neighbor’s home to call 911.

Firefighters say the bedroom of the home suffered heavy damage.
Firefighters say the bedroom of the home suffered heavy damage. (Source: Colleton County Fire-Rescue)

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the master bedroom where they believe the fire started, but say the remainder of the home and most belongings were saved.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation

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