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      Firefighters save Christmas gifts from burning home

      The Darlington City Fire Department is investigating a fire that badly damaged a home on Irving Street in Darlington just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

      A passerby saw smoke coming from the home and called 911, according to Fire Chief Patrick Cavanaugh.

      The family who lives in the ho m e wasn't home at the time of the fire, Cavanaugh said .

      He adds firefighters were able to save the family's Christmas gifts and the family was thankful and overwhelmed with joy.

      Cavanaugh says they hope to determine a cause in the coming days.