- Associated Press - Monday, September 1, 2014

GARLAND, N.C. (AP) - State and federal agents continue to investigate a fire that killed six people inside a Sampson County mobile home.

Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Pope says the State Bureau of Investigation and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are processing evidence found at the fire that quickly engulfed the trailer in Garland early Saturday morning.

Pope says it could Tuesday before more information, including the names of those killed, is released. Neighbors say the victims included a mother and her boyfriend, her son, her son’s girlfriend and the girlfriend’s two school-age children.

Pope says there was no immediate evidence the blaze was intentionally set, but the cause hasn’t been determined.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1q2PcQ1 ) that family and neighbors held an impromptu memorial service Sunday evening at the site.


Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, https://www.fayobserver.com

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