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One dead after Loris home catches fire

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LORIS, SC (WMBF) – Fire crews worked the scene of a fatal structure fire at 1330 Mount Olive Road in Loris Saturday night, according to the HCFR.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick confirmed the identity of the deceased as 67-year-old Fannie Murphy, who lived in the home. Hendrick said the initial call about the fire came in around 8 p.m., and after taking one person to the hospital, fire fighters discovered Murphy's body in the back bedroom after going through and checking the house.

Hendrick said Murphy was pronounced dead on the scene.

Murphy's family tells WMBF News that her son ran back into the home to save her, and he is currently hospitalized. He is doing okay, according to the family, and is being treated for smoke inhalation.

A post from the Loris Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook page from Saturday night reads in part:

"LVFD Lt. Shane Prince and Fireman Michael Dozier conducted a search and removed an unconscious victim from the home. Victim was transported by HCFR and is reportedly in stable condition. One other victim was later found by crews and confirmed deceased."

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