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Three escape burning home in Irmo

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IRMO, SC (WIS) -

Three people managed to escape a burning home in the New Friarsgate neighborhood in Irmo, according to the Irmo Fire Department.

Irmo Fire Marshal Jeff Allen says a man, his wife, and his son woke up to a fire in a bedroom at 219 Chapelwhite Road.

The call came in just after 1 a.m. Tuesday.

When crews responded, fire was showing in the back of the house and smoke was showing from the front of the house. 

Fire crews believe a portable heating device was the culprit in this case.

The American Red Cross has responded to aid the family.

There is no word on a damage estimate.

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