Coroner identifies 51-year-old man killed in Little River house fire

Coroner identifies 51-year-old man killed in Little River house fire

LITTLE RIVER, SC (WMBF) – A Little River man died after being trapped inside a house on fire on Lincoln Heights Road on Friday morning.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick says Eureal Johnson, age 51, died at the scene around 11:30 a.m; smoke inhalation has been ruled the preliminary cause of death.

According to Fire Chief Brian VanAernem, Horry County Fire crews were working the fire at 4155 Lincoln Heights. VanAernem also said one person was trapped in the home.

Battalion Chief Jason Mills said heavy flames were visible and one victim that was inside was reported dead.

The HCFD and HCPD are investigating the fire.

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