31-year-old mother dies from smoke inhalation
A mother has died less than two weeks after she and her 6-month-old daughter were pulled from a burning mobile home.
Debra Kelly, 31, died Sunday afternoon from smoke inhalation suffered in the Feb. 24 fire at her single-wide mobile home on U.S. Highway 78 in Ladson, according to the Charleston County Coroner's Office.
Her 6-month-old child, Destiny, died Feb. 26 of smoke inhalation.
North Charleston firefighters pulled both mother and daughter out of the burning home just before midnight.
The fire started in the kitchen and is not believed to be suspicious, said Bianca Sancic, public information officer for the North Charleston Fire Department.
She said the cause of the fire is under investigation.
It turned out to be the area's second double-fatal fire in consecutive days.
Roy House, 79, and his wife, Betty, 76, both died Feb. 23 from smoke inhalation after a fire at their Mazyck Road home.