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UPDATE: Woman found dead in Socastee fire identified

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Fire Rescue responded to a mobile home fire in Socastee Tuesday morning. The call came out at 6:41 a.m. to 512 Keystone Lane, and Chief John Fowler said the fire was quickly extinguished.

Horry County Coroner Tamara Willard identified the victim as  63 -year -old Janet Lynn Button- Branson, originally from Tennessee.

Horry County Fire Investigator James Cyganiewicz confirmed that once inside, firefighters found the body of a deceased person. Investigators are still working to find out what caused the fire, and the cause of the person's death has not been determined.

“I got a phone call saying what had happened was there was a fire and they think the person in the house was my sister," said Richard Button.

Family members say the home belongs to their father who has been in the hospital.

“My dad was not here at that time he was in the hospital because he is recovering from a stroke," explains Button.

The Horry County Coroner's Office has not yet released the cause of death, but an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. The Horry County Fire Department is still working to determine the cause of the fire.

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