1 victim identified in fatal Surry County apartment fire that left 3 dead, 1 hurt

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Ryan Gwyn
Ryan Gwyn

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — Three people are dead after a fire erupted at a Surry County apartment Monday morning.

Two women and a man were killed and one woman is in critical condition. The man who died has been identified as Ryan Gwyn.

Gwyn got of the apartment and then tried to run in and save others, but died in the process, according to family.

Crews responded to the College Place Apartments off South Main Street at about 3:22 a.m.

Surry County Emergency Services is not releasing the address of the fire until families are notified.

No word on the cause of the fire.

Gwyn’s family and friends released the following statement:

“I would like to see this young man recognized for his act of selflessness, and to show that there is still hope in the younger generation. That we still have good people in this world, that will answer the call for a neighbor. In their time of need. No matter the cost.”

(Submitted photo)


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