CFD: One dead in Romney Street apartment fire

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – One person was killed during an apartment fire Tuesday afternoon on Romney Street.

Fire crews responded to the Bridgeview Village Apartments just before 2:00 p.m. and observed fire venting from the second-floor apartment of the eight-unit building.

Officials say the fire was quickly spreading into the attic space, so crews worked to combat the flames from spreading to adjacent units and buildings.

The damage was contained to the two apartment units and the attic of the building.

One victim was found inside the apartment.

Members of the Fire Marshal Division, Detectives from Charleston Police Department, and investigators from the Charleston County Coroner’s Office responded to investigate the fire and the circumstances leading to the fatality.

The name of that victim will be released by the Charleston County Coroner’s Office at a later time.

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