A family escaped safely from their North Charleston home on Annette Street after it caught fire Friday morning.
The 911 caller told operators the heater inside the house was on fire, according to fire officials. The blaze occurred near Sumner Avenue at around 8 a.m.
Firefighters rescued four dogs from the single-story home. No one was injured. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The American Red Cross is assisting the family in their recovery. The home sustained major damage, according to Red Cross officials.
The group provided financial assistance for lodging, food and clothing to the two adults and child, who lived in the house, Red Cross officials said.