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Last funeral held Monday for victims of beach house fire

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The funeral for the final victim of the North Carolina beach house fire was held Monday.

There was a celebration of Cassidy Pendley's life in North Charleston.

Cassidy was an honors student and varsity soccer player at Fort Dorchester High School in the Lowcountry.

She was a freshman at USC where she studied chemical engineering.

More than 200 people showed up for a memorial service at Ocean Isle Beach on Sunday.

The congregation observed a moment of silence and offered prayers for the victims in the same church where family members waited a week ago for news of their loved ones.

Later this week, USC will hold an official memorial for all seven young people who died in the fire.

It will be Wednesday at 2pm at the Koger Center in Columbia.

We will be carrying the service live on WIS News 10 and streaming it live here on wistv.com.

Meanwhile, we may have to wait a few more weeks before we find out what caused the fire that killed seven students.

An official report says the fire started on the back deck of the three story house on October 28th, but officials say the damage was so bad, they are still trying to figure out the exact cause.

They do say there is no evidence that anyone started the fire on purpose, though.

You can count on WIS News 10 and wistv.com for any new developments.

Posted by Bryce Mursch

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