Mother, daughter dead after Aiken County house fire

Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 8:53 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2023 at 10:00 PM EST
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AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - We’re learning new details about a fire that killed two people in Aiken.

The fire was reported at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday at 1338 Aldrich St. NE.

According to a report released Thursday by the Aiken Department of Public Safety, the first crews to arrive were told by residents that two victims were still trapped inside.

Firefighters got in through a window and removed the victims.

Sylvia Spann, 64, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Her daughter, Concetta Spann, 34, was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Also on the scene were four children ages 2, 3, 4, and 5, who got out safely, and a 48-year-old man, according to the report.

An autopsy for Silvia Spann will be performed in Newberry.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Aiken Department of Public Safety.