Homeowner escapes fire that destroyed home

A fire that destroyed a home on Weaver Street near Timmonsville Saturday afternoon is under investigation, according to Chief Will Ward with Sardis


Timmonsville Fire.

Ward says the homeowner heard a loud noise and looked on the porch to find his home going up in flames.

He was able to get out of the home and call 911.

The house was covered in flames when firefighters got to the scene, Ward said.

He adds they aren't sure what caused the fire.

The fire was actually in the jurisdiction of Darlington County Fire District, Ward says, and that department will handle the investigation.