One killed in Conway fire
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 23:00:56 GMT —
One person was killed and another hurt in a fire at 1700 Hiland Ave in Conway on Saturday evening, according to Lt. Selena Small with Conway Police.
John Henry Smith, 77, of 1700 Hiland Ave was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Horry County Coroner Robert Edge. Smith was found inside a bedroom, Edge added. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
The fire was put out just before 6:00 Saturday night.
The cause of the fire was unintentional and related to "abandoned or discarded smoking materials," according to a news release sent by Jeremy Carter, a Battalion Chief with Conway Fire Rescue, Monday afternoon.
The Conway Fire Department was assisted by Horry County Fire Department and Conway Police Department.