Mother, daughter killed in Florence Co. home fire

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Coroner's Office has identified the two women killed during a home fire that sparked in the early morning hours Monday.

Florence County Coroner Bubba Matthews identified the victims as 79-year-old Mary Bell and her daughter 56-year-old Lorena Bell.

Matthews says autopsies have been scheduled for Tuesday to confirm their cause of death, and adds that the mother and daughter were pronounced dead on the scene.

According to Matthews, fire crews responded to the reported fire on Fore Road around 4:43 a.m. Monday morning.

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