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Husband, wife die in Seneca house fire

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The Sunnyview Drive home destroyed by fire where two people were found dead inside. (Oct. 19, 2012/FOX Carolina) The Sunnyview Drive home destroyed by fire where two people were found dead inside. (Oct. 19, 2012/FOX Carolina)
SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said two people were killed in a house fire on Sunnyview Drive early Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to the scene near Old Salem Road at 2:24 a.m. Friday.

Addis said the victims were Edgar Smith, 73, and his wife, Patsy Smith, 73.

SLIDESHOW: Firefighters battle fire at Seneca home

Crews shut down the area as Oconee County firefighters investigated what sparked the blaze. The State Law Enforcement Division is also investigating the fire, which is protocol with fires involving death.

Addis said Patsy Smith was found collapsed in the hallway while her husband was next to his bed. Autopsies confirmed the Smiths died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning due to smoke inhalation sustained in the house fire.

The Red Cross was at the house providing assistance to firefighters and those at the scene.

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