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.