2 found dead after McDowell Co. house fire


Glenwood, NC (WSPA) – Two people are dead after a morning fire in McDowell County, Sunday.

The two victims are 20-year-old Cera Jade Newton and 23-year-old Victor Ivan Hernandez.

The fire broke out around 8:00am at a house on Glenwood Drive.

The two victims were found dead in an upstairs bedroom by firefighters, according to Chief Tipton of the Glenwood Fire Department. The home was heavily damaged by the fire.

A preliminary autopsy showed that both Newton and Hernandez died of smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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