Coroner releases identity of woman who died following Charleston County house fire
Updated: Feb. 13, 2021 at 4:01 PM EST
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim who died following a house fire Friday.
Ruth Porter, 76, died at an area hospital after complications resulting from a house fire in Hollywood earlier that morning.
St. Paul’s Fire Chief Larry Garvin confirmed the woman’s death shortly before 6 a.m., nearly four hours after the fire at a home in the 5200 block of Rectory Road was reported to Charleston County dispatchers.
Garvin said four other people were able to escape the burning two-story home.
Firefighters were working to determine the cause of the fire.
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