- Associated Press - Friday, June 30, 2017

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a North Carolina house fire has left a woman dead and her husband hospitalized.

Local news outlets report that 62-year-old Deffie Bridgeman was pronounced dead at the scene. A Robeson County Sheriff’s Office news release says the condition wasn’t available for 63-year-old James Bridgeman, who was at a local hospital with not life-threatening injuries, while Deputy Derrick Buffkin was released after smoke inhalation treatment.

Britts Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Keith Cox says the incident was reported shortly before 1:30 a.m. Thursday at a house about seven miles south of Lumberton. Sheriff’s Office Maj. Anthony Thompson says deputies pulled Deffie Bridgeman outside after her husband tried getting to her.

Cox says the home didn’t have smoke detectors and that a dog survived.

The fire’s cause hasn’t been determined.

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