Coroner identifies 2 dead in Anderson house fire

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ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – 2 people have died after a house fire in Anderson County.

According to the Anderson Co. coroner, the 2 died after a fire at a vacant house on Standridge Road on Friday.

Centerville Fire crews say the call came in at 1:21 p.m.

The victims were not supposed to be in the residence, according to the coroner.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Senior Deputy Coroner Don McCown identified the victims as 54-year-old Angela Mellissa Cole and 56-year-old Mark Blair Vernon, of Anderson.

They died as a result of smoke inhalation, the coroner said.

The coroner said illicit drug abuse also appears to be a contributing factor and there appears to be no indication of foul play.

The investigation is ongoing by the Office of the Coroner and the Anderson County Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit.

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