Father of 3 killed in Burton house fire

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From staff reports

A father of three was killed and two more people were critically injured in a house fire Saturday night on Dream Catcher Lane in Burton, according to the Burton Fire District.

The deceased was identified as Chase Goude of Beaufort. According to media reports, Goude’s father was one of the two men critically injured attempting to save his life.

Just before 11:45 p.m., Burton and MCAS firefighters, along with Beaufort County EMS, responded to a reported house fire. Initial reports from 911 callers stated that an adult male was still inside the home.

Firefighters arrived on scene and reported heaving fire showing from the front of a single wide mobile home, as bystanders directed firefighters to an addition in the rear of the home where the victim was reported to be. Fire crews rushed into the home under heavy fire conditions and removed Goude, who was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital where he died.

Goude is survived by his wife Tanner Goude and three sons between the ages of 3 and 7. A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family. To view the GoFundMe, visit: https://gf.me/v/c/dp4s/chase-goude-family-fatal-fire-loss.

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division and Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, along with Burton fire investigators and investigators from the South Carolina Fire Marshal’s office, are investigating.

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