Clarendon County has had its second fatal fire in less than a week.
Investigators say 59-year-old Gary Crummell and his wife called 911 to report the fire at their Summerton home about 10 p.m. Friday.
It's unclear why they did not leave the house right away.
Firefighters say the husband was pronounced dead shortly after they pulled him from the home. The coroner says he died from smoke inhalation.
His wife, Deloris Crummell, was rescued and transported to a hospital.
Four days earlier, a husband and wife both died in an early morning fire at their mobile home in Summerton.
Investigators say a motorist on I-95 saw the blaze around 5:30 a.m. on August 5th and called 911.
Firefighters couldn't get inside the home because the flames were too intense.
Authorities say when they put out the fire, they found the bodies in a hallway just a few feet from the back door.
The coroner's office says 66-year-old Ollie Bray and 56-year-old Penny Bray died from smoke inhalation.