PHOTOS: Multiple agencies responded Tuesday night to a structure fire on James Island.
According to Charleston County Dispatch, the fire was on the 1900 block of Wild Wing Lane.
Witness photos and video showed flames engulfing a raised home, with the fire threatening to spread to nearby cars, homes, and trees. The siding of a nearby home appeared to sustain damage. The James Island Fire Department was on scene shortly before 9:30 p.m. with assistance from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Deputy Chief Shawn Engelman, crews arrived to find the fire heavily involved and immediately began suppression efforts. The fire eventually spread to the rest of the home.
One person was home at the time of the fire. Engelman said that the man was asleep when the fire started, but woke up and was able to escape thanks to his smoke alarms.