One person has died after being pulled from a house fire in eastern South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One person has died after being pulled from a house fire in central South Carolina.

News outlets reported that firefighters were called to a home in Columbia around 10:30 p.m. Monday. About 30 firefighters had the blaze under control in about half an hour.

Fire Department spokesman Mike DeSumma said there was heavy fire in the back of the home when firefighters arrived.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office says a person pulled from the home has died. An autopsy is planned to determine how the victim died. The name of the victim has not been released.

Columbia police and the State Law Enforcement Division are investigating the cause of the fire.