By MINDY LUCAS
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are investigating a fatal house fire on Lady’s Island.
Firefighters with the Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District and deputies with the sheriff’s office responded to the blaze at a home on Pleasant Point Drive in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 3, according to an alert issued by the sheriff’s office.
Arriving on the scene, first responders learned a man was still inside the fully engulfed residence. Another man had escaped the fire.
Jeffrey Hile, 58, died in the incident, according to the alert.
A forensic autopsy was performed at the Medical University of South Carolina. However, results from that autopsy could take six to eight weeks, according to the Beaufort County Coroner’s Office.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined and remains under investigation.