OCEAN ISLE BEACH -- It's been two days since a deadly house fire in ocean isle beach that killed seven college students. There are still many questions surrounding what happened. From the back of the house you get a better idea of just how bad the damage is. Really, all that's left right now is the skeletal frame of the house. There's a lot of speculation right now as to how the fire started. We've heard that there was a pizza left in the oven, a grill on the back deck, but so far there has been no official cause released by investigators. The mayor of Ocean Isle Beach says the fire started on the deck. Officials say smoke alarms in the house were working when the fire started early Sunday morning, but one survivor says he never heard the alarms. Some students who watched the house go up in flames say what they heard was screaming. Since the fire Sunday members of the community have shown their support for people affected by the tragedy. Buttons were made for Ocean Isle Beach firefighters by a young girl and boy from Bladenboro who wanted to show the firefighters they were appreciated. The Brunswick County emergency manager says it could be Friday before autopsy results are released, and investigators are able to determine how the fire started.
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