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Selma house fire sends two to UNC burn center

Posted January 18, 2010

Two men injured in a house fire at 303 Godwin St. in Selma that started around midnight Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.
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— Two men were sent to the North Carolina Jaycees Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after they were injured in a house fire in Selma that started around midnight Sunday.

The men escaped from the house at 303 Godwin St. before firefighters arrived and were able to walk to the ambulance, Selma Fire Chief Phillip McDaniel said.

An update on their condition wasn't available early Monday.

McDaniel said that 75 percent of the house was damaged, and the back of it was gutted.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but fire investigators do not believe it was suspicious, he said.


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  • GG Jan 19, 2010

    One of the men in this fire is my brother-in-law. He is on life support with 3rd degree burns on over 50% of his body. Thank you for your prayers.

  • kbo80 Jan 18, 2010

    There have been a lot of house fires this year all over the U.S. Hoping and praying for a good recovery.

  • Caring Jan 18, 2010

    Praying for a quick recovery!