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Two killed in Granville County house fire

Posted October 22, 2014 3:17 p.m. EDT
Updated October 22, 2014 10:51 p.m. EDT

— Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon in a house fire in Granville County, authorities said.

The fire happened around 2 p.m. on U.S. Highway 15 South and Hester Road near Creedmoor.

Eileen Carmack, 87, and her daughter, Cindy, 49, died in the blaze.

It was unclear what caused the fire, but the house was destroyed.

Brandon Warren drove by the fire, stopped, and tried to help but was overcome by the smoke and flames.

"Went to the back door on the back deck, tried to open the door, the door was locked so I kicked it in," he said. "When I kicked it in, smoke just poured out."

Judging from where the bodies were recovered, it appeared that Elieen Carmack was attempting to help her daughter escape, Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins said.

"She looked after her children, and especially her daughter, all her life, and it's just a sad situation to see it all end this way," he said.