A fire damaged a Martinez home on Tuesday, but no injuries were reported.
Fire crews were called to the home in the 300 block of Paces Ferry Road around 12:40 p.m. and extinguished the flames in about 20 minutes. Surrounding trees and a neighbors home also sustained minor damages from the flames that sent a smoke plume reportedly seen by people in North Augusta.
Officials said the homeowner left the home for about 20 minutes to go to the bank. The homeowner’s two dogs escaped unharmed.
Fire officials said a cause of the fire has not been determined, and considered it accidental. They said they believe it might have been caused by a computer inside the home.