Raeford (NC) (AP) — A 70-year-old woman has died in a fire in Hoke County.
Two children in the home were rescued shortly after the fire around 8 a.m. Tuesday. Officials said Myrtle Brewer died in the fire.
Loren Chavez, 51, was able to get her 9-year-old grandson and 12-year-old granddaughter out of the home. Sheriff’s Maj. Freddy Johnson says Chavez was unable to get her mother-in-law out of the house because of the fire, heat and smoke.
Dan Harvey, 62, works at a nearby doctor’s office and was passing by and stopped to try to help.
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