DILLON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The person killed in a house fire in Dillon County Sunday night has been identified by the Dillon coroner as William Edward Nettles Jr., 55.
The fire occurred in the 2600 block of Highway 917 East in Dillon County, said Captain Cliff Arnette with the Dillon County Sheriff's Office. The 911 call came in just before 11 p.m. Sunday.
Dillon County Firefighters from departments 2, 3 and 4 were called to the scene, along with the Floyd Dale Department. It took firefighters about three hours to put out the fire before they found the body, according to firefighters.
WMBF News talked with the neighbor who has lived next to the house all her life and knows Nettles and his family. Marie Daniels said, "I'm sure they are very upset, I mean it's very emotional when you lose somebody. He was the only brother, if that's who it is, which we don't know yet, but if that's who it is, he is the only brother they had."
Daniels added it's a very close knit community and all are in shock today. "It's a sad situation is all I know. I just I just never knew that would happen, but you never know."
Daniels said many of the neighbors and family are just waiting for answers. "We're waiting to see what's next. Only God knows what's next you know it's in his hands."
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.