The bodies of three people were found after firefighters put out fires at two homes in Oconee County, according to Fire Chief Charlie King with the Oconee County Emergency Services.
King said fire crews responded to a mobile home about 9:15 p.m. Sunday on Brooksmoore Road outside Walhalla.
He said firefighters from Westminster and West Union worked for about 30 minutes to get the fire under control.
Investigators from emergency services, the sheriff’s office and the coroner’s office searched through the debris and found the bodies of two men, King said.
He said the fire destroyed the mobile home and everything inside it.
Neighbors told firefighters that two adults lived in the home, King said.
King said about 25 firefighters responded just after midnight to Seneca Creek Road near the Oconee County Airport. He said it took about 20 minutes to get the fire under control. King said neighbors and family told investigators there was a man who was unaccounted for. King said crews who were working to control hot spots found a body.
The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division and the coroner’s office are continuing to investigate the deaths. King said it is a standard procedure to notify SLED when there is a death from a fire.
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