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Homeowner and dog rescued from house fire near Red Bank

Lexington, S.C. - A Lexington homeowner and a dog were rescued from a house fire that broke out Monday evening in the 200 block of Colony Lakes Drive.

Lexington County 911 Communications dispatched fire and EMS units to the home just before 10 p.m. in reference to a residential structure fire. While emergency responders were en route, they were advised that there was one person entrapped in the home.

Upon arrival, Lexington County firefighters entered the home and located the occupant, who was physically disabled, in a rear bedroom. As the firefighters carried the occupant out of the home, they also located and rescued the homeowner’s dog.

Firefighters provided immediate medical care to the patient, before transferring medical care to Lexington County EMS. Following an examination by EMS, the patient was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for minor injuries. The patient’s current condition is unknown at this time.

The fire, which was located in the kitchen area of the home, was under control 15 minutes after the arrival of the first crew on scene. Officials are working to determine the exact cause of the fire.

Fire officials estimated that the fire caused $18,000 in damages to the home. The American Red Cross was called in to assist the homeowner.

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