Family loses dog in Hanahan fire

Photo taken by Tommy Tilson.

HANAHAN, SC (WCBD) — A Hanahan family lost their home and their dog after a fire broke out. It happened on East Recess Road Friday night.

The Hanahan fire chief says it started around 9 p.m. and the scene was not cleared until 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The family was not inside the house at the time of the fire; however their dog was inside.

The fire department says the home is a total loss.

A preliminary investigation by the fire department revealed that the fire may have been caused by a plastic jug used as an ashtray. According to the Hanahan fire chief, further investigation by the homeowners insurance provider determined that the cause of the fire was due to an electrical issues.

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