OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A woman died in a house fire Monday night in Mountain Rest.
Officials said the victim reported her home was on fire to the Oconee 911 Communications around 11:13 p.m. Investigators responded to the 600 block of Ross Mountain Road.
According to the Oconee County Coroner’s Office, the woman was unable to escape her home that was fully engulfed in flames upon arrival of the fire department units.
The coroner identified the victim as 76-year-old Dianne N. Burton.
Burton died from smoke inhalation and thermal injuries, according to the coroner’s office.
Her death has been ruled accidental.
The incident is being investigated by the Oconee County Coroner’s Office, Oconee County Sheriff’s Department, SLED and Oconee County Fire Investigation Teams.