SALUDA COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) UPDATE 7/28/22 (6:23pm) – The victim who died in a Saluda County house fire Tuesday has been identified.

72-year-old Mae Rene Cannon Jackson was identified as the victim in a rural Saluda County house fire. Coroner Keith Turner ruled her death as accidental.


Saluda County Coroner’s Office responded to a structure fire with entrapment in the late afternoon of Tuesday, July 26, on John J. Rushton Road in the county.

After the fire was safely extinguished, Saluda County Fire Service determined there was a fatality in the home.

The victim has not been positively identified at this time.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.

The Coroner’s Office is working with the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office, Saluda County Fire Service and SLED in investigating this death.