- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GRIFTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in Lenoir County say one person is dead after a house fire.

Local media outlets report the first started around 11 a.m. Tuesday in a house near the Pitt County line.

The Hugo Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire and put it out within minutes. The victim was found shortly afterward.

Both the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation are looking into the fire.

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