- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

POPLAR BRANCH, N.C. (AP) - Currituck County officials and the State Bureau of Investigation are reviewing a fire where a woman was found dead.

Sheriff Susan Johnson said in a statement that firefighters were called to a home in Poplar Branch on Tuesday afternoon.

Johnson says fire and emergency medical workers found 85-year-old Laura Roberta Saunders dead in the home.

Authorities have not determined how the fire started.

The sheriff said no other information is available now.

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