Horry County firefighters find body of 44-year-old man after putting out mobile home blaze


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SOCASTEE, South Carolina — Authorities say a 44-year-old man has died in a mobile home fire in Horry County.

The coroner's office told media outlets that Joe Russell was found dead inside the Socastee home after the fire was put out around 9:30 p.m.

Authorities say an autopsy is planned, but it appears Russell died from smoke inhalation and burns.

Fire officials are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

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