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


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.