Crews put out reported Johns Island house fire

Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 5:19 AM EDT
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JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston County Dispatch reports that fire crews were sent to battle a house fire on Johns Island.

Dispatch reported receiving calls around 12:59 a.m. Wednesday for a house fire on Summertrees Boulevard on Johns Island. The house involved was on the corner of August Road and Summertrees Boulevard.

The Charleston Fire Department says they were joined by the St. Johns and James Island Fire Departments along with Charleston County EMS, and Charleston Police.

Emergency personnel arrived in less than 5 minutes and firefighter say they reported fire showing from the front of the residence. Crews entered the residence to extinguish the fire but were removed from the building due to heavy fire conditions, they said.

Two of the people living in the house evacuated and were evaluated on scene by Charleston County EMS. Officials say no additional injuries were reported, but a guinea pig died in the fire.

This is a developing story. check back for updates.

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