Fire damages residential building on Hilton Head Island

Fire damages residential building on Hilton Head Island

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WTOC) - An early-morning fire damaged a residential building in Palmetto Dunes early Tuesday morning.

Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue says they responded to a reported structure fire on Dune House Lane around 1:15 a.m. and found heavy fire on one side of the building that contained four residential living units.

All occupants made it out safe.

Hilton Head Fire Rescue says there was fire damage to the entire roof of the building and the two second floor units. The two downstairs units experienced smoke and water damage as well.

Fire officials say the fire was accidental in nature and they will be meeting with insurance company investigators this week to continue their investigation.

The Adinaros woke up to what they thought was fog. When they realized it was smoke, they called 911.

“The dispatcher, bless her soul, said ‘are they attached?’ We said yes. She said ‘get out now,’” Karen Adinaro said.

She says the fire trucks arrived within two minutes and got to work saving what they could.

Contractors took a look at the building Wednesday and say while there is a lot of damage, it can and will be rebuilt.

“I don’t see it having to come back down. It’s mainly rebuilding the roof system on it because it’s gone so it will be replaced,” said Mike Jarosewicz, with United Restoration.

Adinaro says she’s just grateful for the rescuers who helped her.

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