Two people dead after a house fire in Quinby - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Cause of deadly home fire in Quinby unknown

Posted: Updated:

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The investigation into the house fire that killed two people over the weekend continues. At this time, officials do not believe foul play was involved.

"They were good neighbors. We would always see them walking the dog," said James Moore.

James Moore lives directly across from the Quinby home, which caught fire on Saturday. Moore wasn't home when the fire started, but says it didn't take long for him to hear about what happened to his neighbors.

"We had neighbors that called us and told us that there was a fire on creek drive, and we could not believe who it might have been," said Moore.

The Florence County Coroner's Office confirms. 59-year-old Lindsay Franken and 55-year-old Jerold Aiken died while inside the burning home.

"They did have one victim that got out of the house," said Windy Hill Fire Chief John Delung.

Neighbors said the home that burned, belongs to the Aiken's. They say Mrs. Aiken was able to make it out, but she suffered some burns.

Windy Hill Fire Chief John Delung said when fire crews arrived to this home, 50 to 60 percent of it was already consumed with flames.

"Within 30 seconds they located the first victim in the front of the structure," said Delung.

Delung added it took more time to find the other victim because the body was trapped under fallen debris.

"We know all the neighbors around us here. So, were looking out for each other as far as property and things like that. I'm glad to be in this neighborhood with the neighbors that I have."

Moore says the Creek Drive Community is a tight knit group of people and the loss of their neighbors is devastating.

"There were some good neighbors there… very helpful with the boys and very helpful to people in the neighborhood so they are going to be well missed, said James Moore.

The Florence County Sheriff's Office, Coroner's Office and SLED are investigating this fire. Those agencies were investigating on Sunday, but right now there is no word on what caused the fire.

Copyright 2013 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCAL NEWSMore>>

  • 2 agencies partner for Backpack Buddies

    2 agencies partner for Backpack Buddies

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:41:34 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are working with HTC for a second season to bring Backpack Buddies Monday to TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The program invites fans toMore >>
    The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are working with HTC for a second season to bring Backpack Buddies Monday to TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The program invites fans to bring certain essentials to the ballpark for donation on Monday home games. Those donating will receive half-price admission on their Monday game ticket.More >>
  • GCSO to collect unwanted prescription drugs

    GCSO to collect unwanted prescription drugs

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:10:08 GMT
    GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - On Saturday, April 26 the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to preventMore >>
    On Saturday, April 26 the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.More >>
  • SCFC shares fire prevention tips

    SCFC shares fire prevention tips

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:26:42 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The spring season brought along warmer temperatures with its arrival. To celebrate the season and a tradition for some, people are preparing to spring clean. The South CarolinaMore >>
    The spring season brought along warmer temperatures with its arrival. To celebrate the season and a tradition for some, people are preparing to spring clean. The South Carolina Forestry Commission reminds folks, spring cleaning includes the outside of the home as well.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

918 Frontage Road East
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 839-9623
news@wmbfnews.com

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WMBF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.