Six students from the University of South Carolina and one from Clemson University were killed in a house fire that began early Sunday morning at North Carolina's Ocean Isle Beach. Some of the victims include former Ft. Dorchester cheerleader, Cassidy Pendley, USC freshman Lauren Mahon, William Rhea and USC sophomore Allison Walden.
The female students, all members of the Delta Delta Delta sorority at USC, joined another USC fraternity group at the Ocean Isle home to enjoy the last warm days of the year. At this time investigators have ruled the fire as having been accidental.
The water front home, known as "Changing Channels," sat on stilts above one of the waterways in the small community, located about 30 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach.
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