4 people killed, 1 hurt in SC house fire

Lexington County posted this image on Twitter from a fatal structure fire (Twitter)

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) – Four people have died and one person has been hurt in a fire at a home in central South Carolina.

The fire was reported around 1 a.m. Tuesday in Lexington County, just west of Columbia.

State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry confirmed four people died in the fire. He says one person was flown to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia, for treatment.

The names of the victims weren’t immediately released.

Lexington County Fire Service spokesman Harrison Cahill says the home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Cahill says two people made it out of the house without injury.

Cahill says SLED has taken over the investigation to determine the cause of the fire, standard procedure when deaths occur.

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