A 5-year-old child and an 18-month-old child have perished in an apartment fire in Irmo Wednesday morning, multiple media outlets report.
The fire consumed two units at Saint Andrews Apartments, off of St. Andrews Road near Interstate 26. The American Red Cross of Central South Carolina responded to the fire and reported 13 adults and four children have been displaced.
WISTV.com reports that the father of the two children attempted to save the children, but the flames were too hot. Irmo Fire Chief Sonefeld told the State newspaper that the cause and origin of the fire is still under investigation.