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No foul play seen in fatal Conway fire

Horry County Fire Rescue and the City of Conway Fire Department have removed on person from a working apartment fire in Conway, according to a tweet from the department.
Horry County Fire Rescue and the City of Conway Fire Department have removed on person from a working apartment fire in Conway, according to a tweet from the department. Horry County Fire Rescue

This story initially stated the fire was ruled suspicious.

A fire that killed a 64-year-old man in Conway on Sunday was initially noted as “suspicious” in an Horry County police report, but Tuesday morning, Krystal Dotson, Horry County police spokeswoman, said there were no indications of foul play.

Charles Daniels of Conway was pulled from the fire at 1902 Airport Road and transported to Conway Medical Center, according to a release from Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler. Daniels was then transported to the Augusta Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia, where he died from injuries sustained in the fire, according to the release.

Officials responded to the fire, at 1901 Airport Road, shortly before 10:30 a.m., after a caller reportedly stated they were trapped in the apartment by the fire. Horry County officers were called to the fire that was considered “suspicious,” a police report states.

Later, officials stated no foul play was indicated.

Emily Weaver: 843-444-1722, @TSNEmily

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