SHERIFF: Man Dead Inside Burned Home

Authorities say one person died after fire ripped through a home Monday morning in Bertie County.

The fire broke out shortly after 9:00 a.m. on Highway 13 south of Powellsville. Authorities identified the dead man as Lonzie Short.

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley said that the origin of the fire is still under investigation.

The one-story brick home was destroyed by the fire. The fire department says Short used kerosene heaters, but it's not sure that was the cause of the fire.


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