HIDDENITE, N.C. — One person has died after a fire engulfed and destroyed a mobile home in Alexander County early Wednesday morning, county officials say.
Crews were dispatched to the Ervin Lane home in Hiddenite after receiving a call around 6 a.m. about an explosion or a fire. When the Hiddenite Fire Department arrived they found a mobile home fully engulfed by flames.
Upon the fire being put out the Alexander County Fire Marshal Mark Earle said there was one death as a result of the fire. Earle also stated that there was no indication of an explosion, but said the mobile home is a total loss.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire and to identify the victim.
The ongoing investigation involves the State Bureau of Investigation, NC Office of State Fire Marshal Arson Investigation Unit, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, and Alexander County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Those responding to the fire include Hiddenite Fire Department, Stony Point Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary, Taylorsville Fire Department, Alexander County Fire Marshal’s Office, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Alexander County EMS, Alexander Rescue Squad, and Alexander County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).