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Coroner releases name of woman killed in Easley house fire

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Scene of fatal house fire on Pope Field Road. (7/2/17 FOX Carolina) Scene of fatal house fire on Pope Field Road. (7/2/17 FOX Carolina)
Scene of fatal house fire on Pope Field Road. (7/2/17 FOX Carolina) Scene of fatal house fire on Pope Field Road. (7/2/17 FOX Carolina)
EASLEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Pickens County coroner has released the name and cause of death for a woman killed in an Easley house fire early Sunday morning.

Fire officials say fire crews responded to a house fire with reported entrapment on the 500 block of Pope Field Road just after 2 a.m.

When firefighters arrived on scene they observed heavy smoke and fire. They were alerted by an occupant that a family remained trapped inside the residence.

Firefighters immediately began rescue efforts and suppression efforts. The fire was brought under control in roughly 30 minutes, officials say.

Officials say the rescue attempts were unsuccessful and as a result, a fire fatality was reported.

The coroner confirmed a female occupant had died. 

Coroner Kandy Kelley on Wednesday identified the victim as 60-year-old Linda Carol Everard. Everard died from smoke inhalation and thermal burns, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Pickens County Coroner’s Office along with SLED and the Office of the State Fire Marshal are continuing to investigate the fire.

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