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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  • by Anonymous on Mar 1, 2010 at 05:46 PM
    sorry to hear the loss of the person that lost his life in the fire ive lost two trailers from a fire and i thank god im still here
  • by captain jack Location: windsor on Mar 1, 2010 at 04:41 PM
    To Brittany: Don't worry, I'm sure that the heaters are tested before use. From what I read the fire is still under investigation, which may take a while.
  • by brittany Location: kinston on Mar 1, 2010 at 03:39 PM
    i think that the heaters cause the fire because the heaters should be tested before use
  • by betty Location: cortland on Mar 1, 2010 at 12:04 PM
    So sorry to hear that someone died in this house fire. My thoughts are with the family.
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