A person was found dead inside a house that burned Monday in Beech Island, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies and Midland Valley Fire Department personnel responded to the fire at 10 Bay St. about 1:30 p.m. after someone called 911 to report the blaze.
Bystanders told firefighters that someone might be inside. After the body was found, sheriff’s investigators and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office began an investigation to determine the origin and cause of the fire.
The dead person’s name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.