Firefighters discover woman’s body after extinguishing fire

Authorities said an investigation is underway after crews responded to a fire and discovered a body.
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 12:15 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 7:10 PM EDT
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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities said an investigation is underway after crews responded to a fire and discovered a body.

Crews with the Moncks Corner Fire Department and Moncks Corner Rural Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Bonnoitt Street just after 6 a.m. Thursday morning.

Arriving firefighters discovered the body of a woman after entering the structure and extinguishing a small fire, Moncks Corner Fire Chief Robert Gass said.

Gass said Moncks Corner Police and the Berkeley County Coroner were called to investigate the death.

Moncks Corner Police Chief David Brabham said members of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s arson team were assisting with the investigation and working to determine if the fire was accidental or suspicious. Brabham said there were things that made it look suspicious and they were investigating very carefully.

Brabham said the fire was contained to one specific area of the home and was easily put out.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and State Fire Marshals Office are all assisting in the investigation.