Residents escape fire in Florence

Residents escape fire in Florence

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Florence Fire Department responded to a fire in the 800 Block of Green Street around 6:30 a.m., Sunday.

When fire crews arrived, two occupants were out of the home. The individuals climbed out of their bedroom window, after they woke up to smoke and flames outside the bedroom door.

After entering the home, firefighters saw heavy smoke and flames. Crews worked to search the home and extinguish the fire, and after approximately 20 minutes, the scene was under control.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries, but several pets were lost due to smoke inhalation. The American Red Cross is assisting the residents.

The Florence Police Department and Florence County EMS assisted the fire department. The fire is not suspicious and is still under investigation. The investigation focuses on the use of temporary wiring.

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