'It's shocking.' 5 dead in Harnett County house fire, neighbors try to cope

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Sunday, June 18, 2023
2 boys among 5 killed in Harnett County house fire: Sheriff
Those killed were identified as the couple who owned the home, a family friend and his 2 sons.

HARNETT COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Harnett County Fire is still investigating a fire that killed five people, two of them young boys.

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office and Fire Marshal's Office confirmed at least five people died in the fire.

The house is located on Camp Ground Lane in Broadway, North Carolina.

Identities of those killed in the fire and their ages:

  • Michael Breymeyer, 74
  • Tammy Breymeyer, 58
  • Daniel Garner, 39
  • Two young boys, sons of Daniel Garner

Michael and Tammy Breymeyer were married and lived together at the house. Daniel Garner was a family friend who was staying with them, the sheriff's office said.

Kayla Gonzales works in town and recalled hearing sirens going off early Sunday morning.

"We started getting text messages and heard the sirens earlier in the day and it sounded serious," she said.

Gonzalez described the community as close-knit, and she knew one of the victims.

"Ms.Tammy comes in here all the time. She was there for anybody if you needed it. She always had something positive to say and a good outlook on what's to come," Gonzalez said.

She said a loss of this magnitude will leave an impact, especially in a town where everyone knows each other.

"It's shocking. I don't think I even have the words. It happened so unexpectedly. Life is precious and time is really short," Gonzalez said.

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The fire happened Sunday morning on Camp Ground Lane, all five people inside the house died including a family friend and his two sons.

Video from Chopper 11 shows the house is completely burned to the ground.

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office and Fire Marshal's Office confirm at least five people died in the fire.

The sheriff's office said they're early in the investigation and have no other details to release at this time.