SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Two people have died in a fire in Spartanburg County.
The coroner's office said Michael Ray Cothran, 35 and his 9-year-old son, Dylan, were found after a fire started in the home around 5:30 a.m. Sunday in the Cherokee Springs community north of Spartanburg.
Autopsies have been conducted, but Coroner Rusty Clevenger said more test results are needed before determining what killed the victims.
Three members of the family escaped the blaze and were taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries that did not appear to be serious, Clevenger said.
Firefighters from four departments controlled the blaze in about 15 minutes.
Cherokee Springs Capt. Charlie Lea said the cause of the fire has not been determined.
"The investigators are just going to have to sift through it. But right now, it doesn't look like it was suspicious," Lea said.
Spartanburg County Emergency Management Coordinator Doug Bryson said fire departments across the county were busy Sunday responding to grass and brush fires, as many as a dozen at one point, because of dry weather and winds.
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