111 North 12th Street

West Columbia, SC 29169

 $50 instore rebate off

4 tires

 Plus 50% off alignment 

Fire near South Congaree destroys home, kills family pet

South Congaree - Lexington County 911 dispatched Lexington County Fire Service and EMS personnel to a residential structure fire that displaced three people and claimed the life of a family pet in the 1700 block of Crystal Lane in South Congaree early Tuesday morning.

When firefighters arrived, they observed heavy flames and smoke coming from the roof of the residence. Firefighters were able to determine that there were no residents entrapped in the structure and began operations to extinguish the fire. Shortly after beginning their operations, a second alarm was requested for additional man power and equipment. Crews were faced with heavy fire inside of the structure, which had also spread to the attic.

There were no fire-related injuries, but one oxygen-dependent patient was transported by EMS to a nearby hospital for further evaluation. The American Red Cross was called in to assist the displaced residents. Further investigation of the home revealed that the family’s dog died during the incident.

A preliminary cause investigation suggests that the fire could have started due to severe weather that was moving through the area at the time of the incident.

In total, 12 Lexington County Fire Service units and 27 fire personnel responded to the call, along with one EMS unit.

Keep Your News Free - Donate to The Ledger
Call the Editor
(803) 587-3144

Counter reset on January 30, 2018 with total hits of 966,512 to date

Call Paul Kirby

(803) 587-3144

Nancy Road Digital Media Inc.

                                                                                      DBA: The Lexington Ledger

Contact: (803) 587-3144                                                                                                           Tips call the hotline at: (803) 587-3144

email: thelexingtonledger@gmail.com                                                                                      Content protected by US copyright laws

                                                                                                                                                 Advertising / marketing call Paul (803) 587-3144

                                                                                                                                                                                               

© 2023 by "This Just In". Proudly created with Wix.com