Plantersville house fire injures three; SLED investigating

  • Saturday, May 10, 2014

Three people were injured when a home in the 3000 block of Jackson Village Road in Plantersville was destroyed by fire early this morning.

As a precaution, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating the fire but arson is not suspected, according to Georgetown County Assistant Fire Chief Tony Hucks.

The call was received at about 2:30 a.m. and the house was engulfed in flames when the first firefighters arrived.

The four people who were in the home made it out but one man sustained burns on his back, arm and head, according to reports. A medical helicopter was requested for the fire victim who was flown to the Joseph Still Burn Center in Augusta.

Once that victim was transported from the scene, it was discovered two others had sustained less severe injuries. Hucks said a woman had burns on her head and back and was treated and released from the hospital. Another person suffered smoke inhalation.

Because of the extent of damage to the wood-frame home, firefighters successfully worked to keep the flames from extending to adjacent houses. One house did receive some heat damage.

By 3:20 a.m., the fire was under control. Hucks said SLED was called because there were injuries.

“We found nothing suspicious whatsoever,” Hucks said.

Hucks said there were smoke detectors in the home and they did alert the family about the fire.

Midway Fire was requested to stand by at the county fire station on Highmarket Street while city firefighters were requested to stand by at the medical helicopter landing zone.

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