Coroner identifies 2 people who died in Mt. Pleasant house fire

VIDEO: Crews respond to reported early-morning house fire in Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County coroner has identified two people who died early Thursday morning in a Mount Pleasant house fire.

80-year-old Donnie Caston and 75-year-old Linda Caston died at approximately 4:15 a.m. after a fire broke out at their house in the 1300 block of Horseshoe Bend.

“Our hearts are heavy over the loss of Mr & Mrs Caston,” Mount Pleasant mayor Will Haynie said. “It was particularly hard on our brave first responders who did everything possible to save them. Please keep the family and our first responders in your prayers.”

At this time, the cause of death is pending an autopsy, according to deputy coroner Kimberly Rhoton.

At least six Mount Pleasant fire trucks and two police cars responded to the scene.

Firefighters on scene believe the fire started in a back room and spread.

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Posted by Live 5 News on Thursday, September 5, 2019

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