Community helping family after Christmas night fire destroys home

ADAMS RUN, SC (WCSC) - A family of five in Adams Run is without a home after a fire destroyed it on Christmas night.

Dorchester County Fire and Rescue says no one was inside when it started. Fire crews say a child and multiple adults lived there.

It happened on Geddisville Road.

The community is heartbroken, and relatives say the home has belonged to the family since the 1950s.

Fire crews say a neighbor called in the fire around 8 p.m.

The fire was devastating taking the roof and everything inside.

Nearly the only thing left standing is the brick frame.

Firefighters say when they arrived they could only tackle it from the outside because it was too dangerous to go inside.The home is located in a rural area with no fire hydrants nearby.

Fire crews used tankers to transport water from a nearby water source to fight the fire.

Fire officials say the Red Cross is assisting the family.

A lot of the people who live in the area are family and now the community is pulling together to help the people who lived in this home recover from this loss.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause.

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