Ember from cigarette causes fire on Johns Island

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – A reported structure fire on Johns Island Tuesday morning has been extinguished.

According to the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch, crews with the St. John’s Fire Department responded to the 2900 block of Sugarberry Lane on June 20 at 6:15 a.m.

One homeowner, while not wanting to speak on camera, tells News 2 that an ember from a cigarette flew off into the planter unknowingly. A family member awoke to find the porch on fire.

The family extinguished the fire.

Fire crews from St. John fire district arrived about 15 minutes after the family called 911, according to the homeowners. Four fire engines, 2 ladder trucks, 1 rescue unit, and 3 Battalion Chiefs were deployed, which is standard response for multi-family units.

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