Firefighters rescue multiple pets from N. Charleston house fire

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – The North Charleston Fire Department rescued two dogs, two cats, a rabbit and a snake from a home after a fire Friday afternoon.

The Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center received the first 911 call about a house fire on Smoketree Lane at 1:59 p.m. A North Charleston Fire Department chief in the area reported heavy smoke black from the home, said Fire Marshal Stephanie Julazadeh.

The first officers to arrive on the scene reported a two-story house with heavy fire in the back of the house with the roof involved in the fire. Crews were able to extinguish the fire and searched the ground floor. The fire spread to the roof and firefighters were ordered to leave the house until the remaining fire could be extinguished from the outside.

Some of the pets rescued from the home were given oxygen using a pet oxygen mask worn by all North Charleston fire engines, Julazadeh said.

No injuries were reported.

The American Red Cross is assisting two adults and one child.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The St. Andrews Fire Department and the Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Team also assisted firefighters in North Charleston, Julazadeh said.

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