Photo Gallery | Mother, 4 children jump out of second-story window to escape fire
A mother and her four children jumped from their second-story apartment early Tuesday morning after a fire broke out inside their home.
According to Irmo Fire Marshal Jeff Allen, around 3 a.m. fire crews responded to the Palmetto Apartments located off Lake Murray Boulevard.
When crews arrived on the scene, they observed the blaze to be contained to one unit, but spreading quickly.
Allen says the mother and her kids were awakened by the smoke.
According to Allen, the mother and her children managed to escape the fire by jumping out a second floor window. The family suffered scrapes and bruises.
Fire crews eventually were able to get the fire under control and keep it from spreading to other apartments.
The Red Cross has stepped in to help the family.
So far, no cause on what started the fire.
WIS will keep you updated as soon as more information is available.