Man dies days after house fire in Gaffney


GAFFNEY, SC (WSPA) – A man has died several days after he was injured in a house fire in Gaffney.

The Cherokee County Coroner says 47-year-old Danny Roberts died Sunday afternoon at a hospital in Augusta, Georgia.

Roberts had been in the hospital since he was rescued from his burning home on Marion Avenue on January 22.

He was taken to Spartanburg Medical Center before being airlifted to the JMS Burn Center in Augusta.

The coroner says Roberts’ death has been ruled accidental.

The fire broke out around 2:00am near the electrical panel of the home, according to firefighters.

There were 9 people home at the time of the fire and nobody else was hurt.

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