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South Carolina man, dog die in home fire

February 20, 2019

EASLEY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man and his dog have died after a fire at the man’s home.

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said in a news release that 64-year-old Donnie Rider of Easley died Tuesday afternoon. Rider was taken to Baptist Easley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The coroner said Rider’s wife survived the fire. Her name was not released.

Easley police and the State Law Enforcement Division are investigating the fire.

An autopsy on Rider’s body was scheduled Wednesday.

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