Firefighters managed to stop flames from spreading from the room of a North Charleston home they ignited in Tuesday morning.
Authorities got a call at 10:19 a.m. about the structure fire in the 5500 block of Gallatin Lane, North Charleston Fire Department spokeswoman Bianca Bourbeau said.
The North Charleston and Ashley River fire departments responded, Bourbeau said, and the first crews arrived about four minutes later to the sight of smoke coming from the two-story house.
The community is just southwest of Riverbluff Parkway and Dorchester Road.
"They quickly attacked the fire, containing it within minutes," Bourbeau said. "The fire was contained to one room and its contents."
No one was hurt, and the fire's cause was still under investigation, she said early Tuesday afternoon. Relatives were helping the two people who lived there, Bourbeau added.
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