Updated 3:40 p.m.
BURLINGTON — A man died in a house fire this morning, according to police.
The Burlington Fire Department was called to 1437 Duggins Drive at 8:45 a.m. today, said Michael Willets, Burlington Fire Department deputy chief. When firefighters arrived they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the single-story home.
An elderly adult man died inside the house, said Chris Verdeck, assistant chief of the Burlington Police Department. Officials are waiting on family members to positively identify the man before releasing his name.
The man was taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center, where his cause of death will be determined, Willets said.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The fire department is still at the home, looking into the origin of the fire, Willets said.
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The investigation is a joint one by the fire department, police department and N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, Willets said, which is standard procedure anytime there is a fatal fire.
Posted 10:45 a.m.
BURLINGTON — A person was found dead in a house fire in Burlington Tuesday morning, according to WXII (Channel 12, NBC).
The fire was reported at about 8:45 a.m. on Duggins Drive, near Sharpe Road and Apple Street.
Read the report here.
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