EASLEY, SC (WSPA) – A woman who died in a house fire in Easley has been identified.
The coroner’s office says Linda Carol Everard, 60, died from smoke inhalation and thermal burns.
Officials say firefighters were told a family was trapped inside the home in the 500 block of Pope Field Road around 2 a.m. July 2.
The coroner previously said the victim called 911 to report the fire.
Chief Butch Womack says firefighters found heavy smoke and fire, but immediately began rescue efforts.
It took 17 firefighters roughly 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.
“Unfortunately, the rescue attempts were unsuccessful due to the amount of fire and the amount of debris inside the residence,” Womack said.
The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, the S.C. Law Enforcement Division, and the Office of State Fire Marshal are investigating the fire.