Colleton Co. home destroyed in overnight blaze

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Colleton County Fire-Rescue is investigating after a massive blaze broke out at a home near the Town of Smoaks early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were called out to two alarm structure fire at 1373 Beavers Pass Road around 4:35 a.m. Officials arrived to find a home completely engulfed in flames with little left standing.

Authorities say two campers, two trucks, and a single story home next to the structure were also on fire.

Fire Chief Barry McRoy says crews worked for 35 minutes to bring the flames under control, and were on the scene for a total of four hours.

A neighbor told firefighters two people lived at the home, but their truck was gone. A search of the debris did not uncover any evidence of a person in the home, McRoy says.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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