1 Dead, 2 Survive by Jumping from Fire

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say one person died and two people had to jump to safety from a second floor window after a fire near Conway.

Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian VanAernem told media outlets that firefighters were called to the home around 11:20 p.m. Monday.

VanAernem says the people inside the home heard the smoke detector go off. The two people who jumped from the second story were taken to the hospital. Their conditions were not known.

Firefighters found one person who died in the home. The victim's name has not been released. An autopsy has been ordered.

Investigators are trying to determine to cause of the fire.


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