One dead after early morning camper fire in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Eastern Carolina emergency crews found a person dead after an early morning fire Friday.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says it’s investigating the cause of a camper fire.

Investigators say Mar-Mac Volunteer Fire Department found the camper on fire after Five Points Road at Hertford around 4:01 a.m.

After the fire was put out, a person was found dead inside, according to officials.

The sheriff’s office says the body is being sent to the medical examiner’s office for identification and cause of death.

Investigators say those living at the camper were not there at the time of the fire.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, State Bureau of Investigation, and the State Fire Marshal are investigating.