Fire victim identified as president of Boys & Girls Home of NC
COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Officials have identified the person killed in a house fire in Lake Waccamaw on Saturday, July 16.
Deputy Fire Marshal Chase Lancaster says the fire happened around 1 a.m. along Canal Cove Road.
“After the flames were extinguished, units and crews were able to go inside and find one fatality, that being a Mr. Ricky Creech of Lake Waccamaw, the president of the Boys and Girls Home,” said Lake Waccamaw Fire and Rescue Chief Brandy Nance. “Our condolences from Lake Waccamaw fire and rescue in the town of Lake Waccamaw go to the Boys and Girls Home and the family of Ricky Creech.”
According to his biography on the organization’s website, Creech leaves behind a wife and three daughters. Two dogs also died in the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, though Lancaster says he does not suspect foul play.
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