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Two killed in Preston County fire
EGLON — Two people died in a fire in Eglon Sunday, March 2. Aurora Fire Chief Mike Gallagher said the State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating and will release the names of the victims, both of whom were in their 80s.
Gallagher said the older, two-story wooden house was mostly destroyed by fire when firefighters arrived. Seven fire departments from three counties fought the blaze, dumping more than 50,000 gallons of water on the fire.
They were able to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby homes, Gallagher said.
A team of search dogs from Taylor County was called to help find the victim’s remains at the site.
Gallagher said, though the fire marsal will determine the cause, his suspicion is that the fire might be related to the heating system.
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