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Child dies in house fire

A young child died in a house fire early this morning at 215 Gull Avenue in East Flat Rock.

Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue, along with mutual aid companies, responded to the report of the fire at 9:07 a.m. at the home between Allen Road and Old Spartanburg Highway. Firefighters arrived within minutes to find a single-wide mobile home in heavy fire involvement throughout the interior. Immediate fire suppression and simultaneous search and rescue operations were initiated and resulted in the discovery that a preschool-aged child had died in the fire. The name of the victim was being withheld pending proper family notification.

Officials From Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue, the Henderson County Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office are using certified fire investigators to determine the cause and origin of the fire.