Coroner identifies victims of deadly Colleton County fire

Updated: Sep. 8, 2020 at 1:07 PM EDT
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COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Colleton County Coroner’s Office identified the two women killed in a mobile home fire Monday morning near Walterboro.

Dena Riendeau, 53; and Cheryl Sherby, 52; died in a fire in the 200 block of Edgewood Street, Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Carter said.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue responded at approximately 7:58 a.m. to the fire in a single-wide mobile home and firefighters forced their way into the home and found heavy fire conditions, according to the agency’s Facebook page.

Firefighters found Riendeau and Sherby inside the home. Two dogs also died in the fire and were buried on the scene by firefighters.

Firefighters say it took approximately 10 minutes to bring the fire under control but that the home suffered substantial damage.

Investigators say the fire cause appeared to be electrical.

The victims are the second and third fire fatalities in the county this year.

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