FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Fairfield County coroner has confirmed the three victims in a fatal house fire in Winnsboro are a man and two children.
The coroner said the victim's identities will be released Monday morning. A woman who also lived in the home was not injured. The coroner said she was not inside the home when the fire started but returned to the house to find it engulfed.
Fire crews responded to the scene at a Robinson Avenue home around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
The Fairfield county coroner says CPR was performed on all three victims.
Family members at the scene said the victims were a husband and two young children, believed to be 7 and 8 years old.
"He was my favorite nephew and I am just sorry. I am devastated to tell you the truth because he is devastated. Didn't nobody expect this to happen but things happen, you know what I am saying? You have to go on with your life and deal with it but he's not going to be forgotten, no he's not," said Essie Rogers, a family member of the victims.
The cause of the fire is unknown at the time. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is assisting the Fairfield County Coroner in investigating the fire.
In a statement released Sunday afternoon, the South Carolina Red Cross said it is working to provide "financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging and other essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items" for two adults who lived in the home.