- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

FOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) - A woman and her blind father have died in a fire at a home in Edgecombe County.

Officials said 48-year-old Barbara Harris of Macclesfield and 67-year-old Jimmie Harris died in the fire late Wednesday morning.

Edgecombe County sheriff’s deputies said Barbara Harris led her mother out of the home and went back inside to help her father when they died from smoke inhalation.

State Bureau of Investigation agents are examining the fire’s cause.

Firefighters from the Fountain Volunteer Fire Department in nearby Pitt County were at the scene five hours after the fire was reported.

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