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2 women die in Creedmoor house fire

Fire that destroyed a single-story home claimed the lives of two women Wednesday afternoon, according to Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins.

Ilene Carmack, 87, and her daughter Cindy Carmack, 49, both perished in the blaze that happened around 2 p.m. at their home on the 2500 block of U.S. 15 South, about 1 mile north of Creedmoor, Wilkins said.

A male relative was initially thought to also be in the house, but authorities later located him at his place of work where they conveyed the tragic news to him.

Wilkins said the cause of the fire has not been determined, but the initial investigation did not indicate anything suspicious.

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