The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and the Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue responded to a fire at Palmetto Dunes that claimed the life of a 63-year-old Missouri man early this morning.
Hilton Head Island house fire
One person was killed and another was badly hurt in an early Friday morning fire at a vacation rental home on Hilton Head where vacationers were sleeping. Just after three in the morning, authorities arrived at the house fire on Dinghy Lane in the Palmetto Dunes resort area. Friday, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and Hilton Head Fire Rescue.
Who died in the Hilton Head Island house fire?
Robert Carpenter, 63, of Kansas City, the last person to live there, was discovered dead.
Cause of death of Robert Carpenter?
According to Hilton Head Fire Rescue Fire Marshal Joheida Fister, the cause of death is still being investigated.
What exactly happened in the Hilton Head Island house fire?
An early Friday morning fire at a vacation rental home on Hilton Head where tourists were resting resulted in one death and serious injuries to another. Authorities responded to the house fire on Dinghy Lane in the Palmetto Dunes resort area just after three in the morning. Friday, according to Hilton Head Fire Rescue and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
Three of the six residents in the house were safely outside when emergency personnel arrived. Fire Rescue pulled two more people from the home, one of whom was transported to the JMS Burn Center at the Doctors Hospital of Augusta, Georgia, with critical wounds.
The final resident of Kansas City, Robert Carpenter, age 63, was discovered to be dead. The cause of death is still under investigation, according to Joheida Fister, fire marshal with Hilton Head Fire Rescue. The other parties’ identities were not immediately made public.
Investigation of Hilton Head Island house fire
Emergency services were sent to 1 Dinghy Lane in Palmetto Dunes on Hilton Head Island at around three in the morning because of a structural fire, according to officials.
The fire was successfully put out by Hilton Head Fire Rescue.
Six visitors to Hilton Head Island were staying in the house at the time of the incident, according to an inquiry.
Four of the residents in the house were able to escape the situation safely. One individual was injured and sent to a local hospital. In the house, a second body was discovered.
The home sustained substantial damage, according to officials.
As is customary when there is a fatality, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is aiding the Sheriff’s Office and Fire Rescue in figuring out what ignited the fire and where it came from.
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