The overnight house fire that killed one person is under investigation, Lexington County officials said.
When members of the Lexington County Fire Service and EMS responded to the blaze they found heavy smoke coming from the home, according to the tweet.
After entering the home and extinguishing the flames, firefighters found a person, officials said. Although the firefighters attempted to provide aid, the person died at the scene, according to the tweet.
The Lexington County Coroner’s Office was called to the home and will publicly identify the person after notifying the next of kin.
Information on what caused the fire, or where it started, was not available but is being investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Lexington County officials said it is standard for SLED to lead investigations into all fatal fires.
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