Beaufort News

Dog rescued from Shell Point garage fire

The Beaufort County Fire Scene Investigation Team is trying to determine the cause of a fire Friday that destroyed the garage of a home in Shell Point.

Firefighters from the Burton Fire District were called to the Broad River Drive home at about 4:45 p.m. after reports of a structure fire, said Dan Byrne, district spokesman.

Byrne said firefighters found smoke billowing from the roof, and searched the house. Inside, firefighters found no occupants but did rescue a dog, Byrne said.

The fire was contained to the home’s garage, which collapsed while firefighters fought to extinguish the blaze.

No injuries were reported.