Father and daughter perish in Greene County house fire

GREENE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Greene County authorities say a father and his 30-year-old daughter died in that tragic house fire this past weekend in Greene County.

The county released the names of the victims after WITN requested them under the state’s public records law.

Willie Briggs, 57, and Sierra Briggs were trapped in the one-story home on Highway 58, south of Snow Hill. Two other adults and a young girl were able to escape the fire after it broke out around 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

The SBI and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the cause of the fire, though Sheriff Matt Sasser told WITN that there was nothing criminal in the deadly fire.

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