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Florence County home destroyed by fire Thursday

December 7, 2018

TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. -- A home on South Bluestone Lane off Sardis Highway in central Florence County was destroyed by fire Thursday morning.

Howe Springs firefighters responded and arrived to find the single-wide mobile home about 50 percent involved in fire.

The home’s three residents were able to safely escape the fire, said Howe Springs Fire Chief William Dillon.

Dillon said the cause of the blaze remains under investigation but appears to have been electrical in nature.

Howe Springs responded six apparatus and 18 firefighters. Medics with Florence County EMS responded to assist at the scene.

Dillon said the family has been turned over to the Pee Dee Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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