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Kershaw County 911 received a call at 6:10 p.m. on Thursday in reference to a house fire on Thoroughfare Branch Rd in the Cassatt area, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

When Kershaw County Fire Service arrived on the scene the house was just about fully involved. First responders were told that the woman who lived there was still in the house.

She was then found in the front of the house. West said she died from smoke Inhalation and burns on her body. The victim’s name is Beulah Barton , 79.

West said a friend went into the house to get her out she was also burned in the fire. That woman was airlifted to the Augusta Burn Center.

Categories: Blythewood, Columbia, Richland County

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