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      Family displaced by fire in Goose Creek

      GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) -- A family says they smelled smoke and all of a sudden their Goose Creek home was on fire.

      They say the fire on Milton Drive started around 4 a.m. Friday.

      Engines from the Goose Creek Rural Fire Department, Goose Creek Fire Department and the Hanahan Fire Department were all called to the scene.

      The family was able to get out of the home safely. The family pets are also doing okay this morning, according to a family member on the scene.

      The homeowner says the fire seems to have started towards the back of the house. He said he only had time to grab his two dogs and wife to escape.

      He also said he was thankful that his son, who often stays in a room near the rear of the house, was not home at the time of the fire.

      Residents say the fire did heavy damage to the home.

      Crews remained on scene to deal with hot spots until around 6:30 a.m. Goose Creek Rural Fire Chief Michael Haines says crews contained the fire to just one home.

      So far there's no word what started the fire.

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