Man found in home fire dies

Responders in Walterboro on Wednesday battled a fire in a house from which Isaac Benson, 85, was carried. Benson was later pronounced dead at Colleton Medical Center.

WALTERBORO — An 85-year-old man authorities carried from his burning home Wednesday has died.

Isaac Benson was brought out of the home at 202 Price St. around 12:42 p.m. after he was discovered in a back area by fire crews. He was rushed to the Colleton Medical Center, authorities said. Heavy smoke was seen coming from the house.

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said Benson was in cardiac arrest at the scene and was pronounced dead at the medical center.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, though it is not at this time considered suspicious. State Law Enforcement Division arson officials are investigating because the fire did involve a death, authorities report.