Elderly Man In Hyde County Dies In House Fire

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into a house fire which claimed the life of an elderly man.

Fire crews responded to 7762 N.C Highway 45 in Hyde County Saturday Morning to find 95 year old Hinton Leslie Clayton dead--according to a local newspaper.

The two story home was engulfed in flames around 11am, when crews from Beaufort and Hyde Counties arrived on scene.

Hyde County Sheriff David Mason told the newspaper, he does not believe the fire is suspicious.