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Firefighters extinguish blaze at Decatur home

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Footage from body worn camera of Charleston police Officer James Milton responding to a Madison Avenue fire on Wednesday. "The brave young man jumped when directed to do so and was caught," the department said.

DECATUR — The cause of a fire that started in a basement utility room on Thursday remains undetermined, Decatur fire officials said.

According to a news release, Decatur Fire Department personnel were dispatched to 1184 Wedgewood Court at 12:34 p.m. They arrived to find light smoke coming from the single-story structure. Engine companies deployed two hand lines to attack and extinguish the fire.

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There was no one home at the time. No firefighters were injured.

Firefighters cleared the scene at 2:34 p.m.


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