NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - Firefighters from the North Charleston Fire Department are investigating an apartment blaze that took place Saturday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer Bianca Bourbeau.
Firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire at the Oakfield Apartments, off of Fairwind Drive in North Charleston, just before 5:40 p.m.
The first arriving units reported smoke coming from the first story apartment, according to Bourbeau.
Firefighter's extinguished the fire within the first ten minutes after arrival, she said.
A family of three escaped the apartment.
Firefighters removed several family reptiles from the residence unharmed.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the City of North Charleston.