The victim in Monday’s deadly house fire in the 100 block of Easy Street in Beech Island has been identified.

Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables says the owner of the home, 45 year old Brent D. Mikell, was found after firefighters extinguished the blaze. An autopsy determined Mikell died from smoke and soot inhalation and thermal injury. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Thanks to Mary Liz Nolan of WGAC for the story.