SC newsman, Citadel grad killed in house fire

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say two Darlington men have died after a large home was destroyed by fire.

According to reports, 67-year-old veteran journalist Dwight Dana was killed in the Sunday morning fire. Also killed was his son, Radisson, who lived in a house behind the main house.

Firefighters recovered one body near the front of the house and a second body toward the back of the house.

Paula Dana, Dwight Dana's ex-wife, said Radisson made the initial 911 call and told communications officers he was going into the main home in search of his father. Paula Dana confirmed both men were found dead.

The Darlington Fire Department spent more than two hours battling flames of the 110-year-old, two-story home, and remained on the scene to find the origin.

Radisson Dana graduated from The Citadel in 2007.  When reached for comment, the school stated:

The Citadel family was saddened to hear about the tragic deaths of Dwight Dana and his son Radisson. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dana family's relatives and friends at this time of loss.  

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