One Dead in Lexington County House Fire

Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - One person is dead following a house fire in Lexington County near Gaston.

The fire took place around 9 p.m. in the 100 block of Grabail Road. 

Firefighters say when they got there, there was heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. When they went inside, they found a person who was unconscious. Officers the victim died before they could try to resuscitate the person.

Firefighters did say they were able to rescue a dog found in the home. The animal was unconscious when they found it, but they were able to revive the pet using a donated Pet Oxygen kit.

The dog was given over to the victim's family members.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division officials and Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators will investigate the cause and origin of the fire, while the Lexington County Coroner’s Office will investigate the victim’s cause of death.

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