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Coroner releases name of fire victim from Waterwood Drive

Irmo, SC (Paul Kirby) - Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the name of the man who Irmo firefighters pulled from a house fire Thursday morning. The fire happened just after 3:00 a.m. in the 1400 block of Waterwood Drive in Irmo.

According to the coroner, Joel Edward Ferris, 69, a long-time employee of SCE&G at the V.C. Summer Station, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another occupant of the residence was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An investigation by the Irmo Police Department is ongoing.

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