Fatal fire in Rembert kills one

rembert-fireOne person is dead after fire ripped through a rural Rembert home Friday night.

Emergency responders first received calls from neighbors of the home in the 5400 block of Mayrant Drive that the home was on fire shortly before 8 p.m. Frdiay.  When the first firefighters from the Sumter Fire Department arrived at the site 10 minutes later, they found the mobile home with wooden porch completely engulfed in flames.

Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock said at the scene that further investigations would need to be conducted before authorities could identify the person killed in the fire. As of late Friday evening, investigators believed no one else had been harmed in the blaze, although at least 20 firefighters were continuing to shift through the remnants of the completely gutted home.

More than half a dozen fire trucks responded to the rural residence in northern Sumter County to fight the blaze, including several tanker trucks transporting water to the location.

Ken Bell, spokesman for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, said none of the responders were injured while battling the blaze.

A cause for the fire was not known as of late Friday night.


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