2 dead, 1 injured in N.C. house fire

The surviving woman was transported to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and injuries sustained during her attempts to save the others

The Courier-Tribune

TRINITY, N.C. — A man and woman died and another woman injured as the result of a house fire in Trinity early Saturday morning, according to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office.

Names of the victims have not been released. According to Randolph County tax records, the home where the fire occurred is owned by James O. Hancock Jr. and Joann H. Hancock.

Deputies, along with Randolph County Emergency Services and Guil-Rand Fire Department, responded to the house fire reported shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday at 3734 Beech Circle in the Kynwood development of Trinity.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames. A female was able to escape the fire and told first-responders that the two people remaining trapped inside were her husband and her sister.

As the firefighters were trying to get the flames under control, the bodies of two adults were found in the residence. The surviving female was transported to an area hospital where she is being treated for smoke inhalation and injuries sustained during her attempts to save the others and escape from the fire.

The fire was called in to 911 from neighbors awaken by their dog barking at the female who was yelling for help. The neighbors went to the residence and attempted to gain entry to help the others, but intensity of the fire prevented any lifesaving attempts for the two victims.

All three victims of the fire lived at the address on Beech Circle, the sheriff's office press release said.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the fire marshal with Guil-Rand, fire marshals with the Randolph County Fire Marshal's Office, investigators and an evidence technician with the sheriff's office and a special agent with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation.

The bodies of the two victims are being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Raleigh to determine the cause of death and to make positive identifications which will be released after these are determined.

The sheriff's office reported Saturday that the fire is in the early stages of the investigation and no further details are available.

Copyright 2014 The Courier-Tribune
All Rights Reserved

Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2023 EMS1. All rights reserved.