Father, Daughter Die in Aiken Co. House Fire

1:31 PM, May 12, 2013   |    comments
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Aiken, SC (WLTX)- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating what is being called a "suspicious" fire in Aiken County.

Tim Carlton, the Aiken County Coroner, says a father and daughter both died as a result of the house fire that began around 10 AM Saturday morning.

The father has been identified as 28-year-old Dunkan Baker and his two year old daughter.

Mr. Baker was pronounced dead at approximately 3PM at Doctors Hospital in Augusta GA, while his daughter was pronounced dead at the scene.

The fire is considered "suspicious" and is being investigated by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

Both father and child died from thermal injuries and smoke inhalation. Autopsies are scheduled for Sunday morning in Newberry.

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