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Coroner identifies woman killed in Anderson Co. house fire

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ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Anderson County Coroner's Office said the coroner responded to a fatal fire on Thursday.

Crews were on scene at a house fire on Richland Creek Road. 

Anderson County Fire Chief Jimmy Sutherland said the call came in around 2 p.m. 

According to Chief Sutherland, one person was in the home at the time of the fire and is now deceased. 

Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown  told FOX Carolina the victim was 65-year-old Myra Johnson. She'd lived at the residence for at least 10 years.

McCown said Johnson was bedridden, and according to investigators, may have been smoking in the bed. 

The coroner confirmed that a neighbor had tried to rescue Johnson, but was unsuccessful. Johnson's husband had been at work, and had last spoken to her about an hour before the fire started.

The official cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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