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A young child died in a fire a day before a deadly fire at this North Carolina home, officials said.

Screenshot from Sheriff Ennis W. Wright: Cumberland County, North Carolina on Facebook

The remains of a missing person have been found, marking the second fatal fire in the same North Carolina county in two days.

Arson investigation underway after firefighters were called around 1 a.m. on Thursday, December 22. While at the home on Fields Road in Fayetteville, crews extinguished the fire and transported two people to the hospital, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

First responders then began an “extensive search” for a third person who was inside the home, officials said. Human remains were later found.

A photo that deputies posted on Facebook shows the home destroyed, with charred floors and collapsed walls.

“While the investigation is still ongoing, it seems that there is nothing suspicious about the origin of the fire,” the deputies wrote in the message.

Deputies launched an investigation into whether the fire was intentionally set about 24 hours after firefighters were called house on fire near Fayetteville.

At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Dec. 21, deputies responded to a house on fire in the Linden neighborhood, according to McClatchy News.

“There was a family of four living in the home at the time of the fire,” the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. “They were all taken to a local hospital.”

Three family members were in critical condition. The fourth is young the child later diedofficials said.

Deputies are asking anyone with information to call them at 910-321-6786 or 910-677-5499. People are also encouraged to contact Crimestoppers at 910-483-8477, use the P3 Tips smartphone app or visit fay-nccrimestoppers.org.

Fayetteville is about 60 miles south of Raleigh.

Simone Jasper is a reporter who covers breaking news for The News & Observer and real-time news in the Carolinas.



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1 dead in Fayetteville fire, day after child dies: NC cops

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A young child died in a fire a day before a deadly fire at this North Carolina home, officials said.

Screenshot from Sheriff Ennis W. Wright: Cumberland County, North Carolina on Facebook

The remains of a missing person have been found, marking the second fatal fire in the same North Carolina county in two days.

Arson investigation underway after firefighters were called around 1 a.m. on Thursday, December 22. While at the home on Fields Road in Fayetteville, crews extinguished the fire and transported two people to the hospital, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

First responders then began an “extensive search” for a third person who was inside the home, officials said. Human remains were later found.

A photo that deputies posted on Facebook shows the home destroyed, with charred floors and collapsed walls.

“While the investigation is still ongoing, it seems that there is nothing suspicious about the origin of the fire,” the deputies wrote in the message.

Deputies launched an investigation into whether the fire was intentionally set about 24 hours after firefighters were called house on fire near Fayetteville.

At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Dec. 21, deputies responded to a house on fire in the Linden neighborhood, according to McClatchy News.

“There was a family of four living in the home at the time of the fire,” the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. “They were all taken to a local hospital.”

Three family members were in critical condition. The fourth is young the child later diedofficials said.

Deputies are asking anyone with information to call them at 910-321-6786 or 910-677-5499. People are also encouraged to contact Crimestoppers at 910-483-8477, use the P3 Tips smartphone app or visit fay-nccrimestoppers.org.

Fayetteville is about 60 miles south of Raleigh.

Simone Jasper is a reporter who covers breaking news for The News & Observer and real-time news in the Carolinas.



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