SUMMERFIELD — The Guilford County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a house fire early Wednesday that fatally injured one person and a dog.
Firefighters were called at 4:41 a.m. to the 6200 block of Horseshoe Drive, off Hamburg Mill, where two people lived with two dogs.
One of the residents was pulled from the blaze and later died at a local hospital, Assistant Chief Jenna Daniels said by telephone Thursday.
The other resident was able to escape safely with one of the two dogs; the other dog perished in the fire, Daniels said.
The residents' names were not immediately available; A message was left with the Fire Marshal's Office.
Responding firefighters from Summerfield noticed that they did not hear any smoke detectors when they arrived at the home, Daniels said.
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An estimated 30 firefighters from Summerfield and Greensboro departments were on the scene. The fire was determined to be under control by 6:22 a.m., but crews were on scene well after that, Daniels said.