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Victim in Conway fire dies after being flown to Georgia burn center in critical condition

(Source: HCFR Twitter) (Source: HCFR Twitter)
(Source: Jerel Palmer) (Source: Jerel Palmer)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County Fire Rescue crews assisted the City of Conway Fire Department to battle an apartment fire Sunday afternoon, according to a Tweet from HCFR.

A neighbor called 911 to report they believed someone was trapped in the apartment. That patient was rescued by City of Conway fire fighters, and transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The patient was then flown to the Augusta, Georgia burn center to be treated. 

"I know he's in there because I know Chuck I know his routine. If that blue truck is home he is home," said neighbor, Carolyn Poston. "They're telling me we can't go in because we couldn't breath. I start screaming his name because we couldn't see. I shout Chuck and we heard him grunt."

The victim, later identified as 64-year-old Charles Daniels, of Conway, died as a result of his injuries, according to Horry County Coroner Dennis Fowler. Fowler tells WMBF News at this time, the death appears to be accidental, however, it is still under investigation. 

Check back with WMBF News for more information on this developing story. 

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