JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) — The Charleston Fire Department is investigating the cause of an early morning house fire on John’s Island.
According to dispatch, the call came in just before 1:00 a.m. for a reported structure fire on Summertrees Blvd.
When officials arrived on the scene, the fire had consumed the entire house. “Crews entered the residence to extinguish the fire but were removed from the building due to heavy fire conditions,” officials said.
Two occupants made it out safely and were evaluated by Charleston County EMS. Fire officials say a guinea pig died in the fire.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly upon arrival, but the damages were a total loss, said officials with the Charleston Fire Department.
Officials are waiting for daylight to continue to investigate the cause of the fire.
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