Sunday 18 Mar 2018


Update: One Dead After Saturday House Fire

One person is dead after a fire in Pikeville this afternoon. Dispatchers received the call around 12:13pm Saturday in reference to a structure fire at 120 Weathervane Road off of Nor-Am Road.

Nahunta, Little River, and Pikeville Fire all responded as well as EMS. The two story residence was involved with fire near the garage area. During the extinguishment and search of the home, 79 year old Landis Jones was found on the first floor in a bathroom. Jones was deceased when he was brought outside the home.

The fire marshal was contacted for assistance in determining the origin and cause of the fire. The incident is also still under investigation by the Wayne County Sheriffs Office and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

In cases where a death occurs with a fire, it is common practice to also have the NCSBI to assist in the investi​gation.
Currently, there is no further information to release.

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