Two firefighters were injured in a blaze that Brunswick County fire crews battled overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning.
The fire was reported at a large single family home at 116 N. Navassa Road in Navassa at 10:11 p.m., according to Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner.
“The fire was discovered when the occupants began smelling smoke coming from the garage area,” Garner said in a news release. “When they opened the garage door, it allowed the fire to quickly spread into the living area of the home.”
Crews arrived on scene within minutes and found the home engulfed in flames, Garner said. Eight people were in the home, but were able to escape without injury. Several pets died as a result of the fire.
Two firefighters were injured while working to extinguish the blaze and were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Crews from Navassa Fire, Leland Fire Rescue, Northwest Fire and Winnabow fire worked into the early morning hours to extinguish the fire. The scene was cleared at 5:12 a.m., Garner said.
Investigators have determined the fire started in the garage and spread to the living area. The cause of the fire is undetermined but foul play is not suspected, Garner said. The American Red Cross has provided temporary shelter for the family.