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Monday Fire Claims Life In Alexander County

Alexander County Fire Marshall Mark Earle confirmed a fatal fire Monday morning (December 26) in Alexander County. Units from Wittenburg, Taylorsville, Bethlehem, Ellendale and Hiddenite responded after a call at 11:25 a.m. Monday. A mobile home with additional living space attached was the scene of the fire on River Shoals Ridge Drive in the Wittenburg Community.

Three other residents were in the home and able to escape the flames but one person, who had not been identified as of earlier today (December 27), passed away. The Alexander County Fire Marshall’s Office, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Fire Marshall’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation investigated.

Fire Marshall Earle says there is a possibility the fire was caused by a wood stove.

[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]