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69-year-old man killed in Irmo house fire, coroner says

One person was killed in an overnight house fire in Irmo.
One person was killed in an overnight house fire in Irmo. Irmo Fire Department/Facebook

One person was killed and another injured in an overnight house fire in Irmo, according to fire officials.

The fire happened around 3 a.m. on the 1400 block of Waterwood Drive, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, who identified the victim Thursday afternoon as 69-year-old Joel Edward Ferris.

The home is located just off St. Andrews Road, not far from Lake Murray Boulevard. Crews entered the blaze and pulled one person out, fire officials said.

Ferris was pronounced dead at the scene, Fisher said. Another occupant of the home was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Irmo police, the fire department and the coroner’s office are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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