Man dies after saving wife from York Co. house fire

by: Catherine Bilkey Updated:


YORK COUNTY, S.C. - An elderly man was able to save his wife from a fire in their home before being killed in the blaze Wednesday night, according to fire officials.

Investigators said 84-year-old Kenneth Sloan went back inside the house on Williams Road, just outside Fort Mill, after making sure his wife got out around 7:30 p.m.

Firefighters said he was overcome by smoke and died.

Neighbors told Channel 9 that the couple was thinking about moving into an assisted living center.

Sloan's wife was in the hospital but expected to be OK.

Investigators said a bad wire in a lift-assist chair sparked and caught fire.