JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) – The family whose home was heavily damaged by a fire early Monday on Johns Island made it out of the home, but one firefighter was injured, authorities say.
The St. Johns Fire Department responded at approximately 5:15 a.m. to the home in the 3500 block of Great Egret Drive.
No one inside the home was hurt but one firefighter injured his back while working the scene.
After the fire, crews were searching the home for family pets.
The Charleston County Fire Department and Charleston County EMS also responded to the scene.
Flames and smoke were visible from the top of the home and the top floor was heavily damaged, firefighters said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the St. Johns Fire District.