Couple killed in Marion Co. Fire

Marion Co. (WDAM) - A Marion county couple was killed early this morning when fire destroyed their two story home.

Marion county authorities say the home belonging to Jimmy and Shirley Cox went up in flames around 2 o'clock Monday morning. The home on Highway 44 outside of Columbia was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived on the scene. The husband and wife were the only two people in the house.  Investigators from the state fire marshal's office have been at the scene most of Monday trying to determine a cause.  At this time it is not known if the fire was weather related.

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