Duplin County authorities confirm fire fatality

ALBERTSON, N.C. (WITN) – Duplin County authorities are releasing few details on a deadly fire that happened Tuesday morning.

A county spokesman would only confirm that a person did die in the fire on Highway 903 north of Albertson.

WITN has learned that the State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting with the fire investigation.

A sheriff’s cruiser blocked the private road leading to the scene. A sign at that road said the property was owned by Red Oak Farms.

The state Department of Agriculture said the fire happened at a trailer that was located on the same road, but it was not connected to the farming operation.

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