Tuesday 20 Feb 2018

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UPDATE: 2 Victims Were Attempting To Escape Blaze (PHOTOS)

Two people are found dead during a mobile home fire in Wayne County.

Around 9 AM on Friday, the Rosewood, Belfast, Little River and Oakland Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the single-wide mobile home on the 1700 block of U.S. Highway 70 West near Claridge Nursery Road in Goldsboro.

Upon making entry into the burning structure, firefighters located the bodies of a deceased male and female.  The male was found close to the front door and the female was found near the back door.  The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says it appears both victims were attempting to escape the residence.

The Fire Scene Incident Commander requested the assistance of the Wayne County Fire Marshal to assist in the investigation of the fire deaths and the origin and cause of the fire.  Assistance was also requested of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation fire investigators.  The assistance from the NCSBI is standard procedure when a fire death occurs.

The bodies were removed from the scene and transported to Wayne UNC Healthcare.  A positive identification of the two victims is pending at this time.

The investigation into the origin and cause of the fire is in progress.

One Comment

  1. Yourekiddingme says:

    So sad.

    Reply

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