SLED now investigating after child killed in Midlands house fire - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

SLED now investigating after child killed in Midlands house fire

(Source: County of Lexington/Twitter) (Source: County of Lexington/Twitter)
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating a house fire in West Columbia Tuesday night that caused the death of a 6-year-old.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the child as Aiyanna Shaw. The child died at the scene of the fire in the 2500 block of Old Dunbar Road after 10 p.m. near Saint James Avenue.

After an autopsy Wednesday, the coroner ruled that Shaw died from thermal injuries sustained from the fire. 

Lexington County spokesman Harrison Cahill said crews were informed that a child might have possibly been inside the home when the fire broke out. Firefighters were able to find child inside, but they were not able to resuscitate her. Two others did survive the fire. 

Nathan Gardener lives right across the street from the home.

"I looked out my window and seen this house in a blaze," Gardener said. 

He said his neighbors told him that a little girl was in the house.

“By the time I got out, they were saying, ‘A little girl is in the house.’ I said, ‘A little girl got trapped in the house?' And they said, ‘Yeah,' and I said, ‘Wait a minute, which little girl?'"

Gardener said while he doesn’t know the victim very well, he’s very familiar with her older relatives

"I grew up with this family, the older family," Gardener said. "I’ve had many meals in that house so to see it go up that way it was hurting.”

The West Columbia Fire Department, Cayce Public Safety, and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department were all at the scene to assist. Survivors from the fire are being assisted by the American Red Cross. 

Per agency protocol, the investigation will be conducted by SLED and the coroner’s office. 

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