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Early Morning Fire In Eastern Burke County Results In Fatality

A person was killed in a fire earlier today (September 12) in Burke County. Shortly before 7 a.m. today, a mobile home fire was reported by a neighbor at an address on Span Park Avenue in Connelly Springs. Firefighters arrived on the scene within minutes to find the residence fully involved in fire.

Neighbors did not known if anyone was home at the time. Firefighters quickly conducted a primary search and began fighting the fire. Firefighters found the victim, who was deceased, in the living room area. The victim is believed to be a female in her mid to late 50’s.

Positive identification and cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Agencies responding to the fire included the Lovelady Fire Department, Icard Township Fire Department, Valdese Fire Department, Rhodhiss Fire Department, Drowning Creek Fire Department, Burke County EMS, Burke County Fire Marshal’s Office, Burke County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI).

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office and the SBI are assisting the Fire Marshal’s Office with the investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.