UPDATE: Grifton house fire Saturday leaves one dead

UPDATE: Grifton house fire Saturday leaves one dead

Officials say the man living there was found dead inside his bedroom.

GRIFTON, N.C. (WITN) – Over the weekend, Eastern Carolina firefighters were called to a Grifton house fire Saturday.

The Grifton Police Department Interim Chief Deric Dennis says emergency crews were called to a home engulfed in flames at 654 Saint Joseph Street.

Emergency crews got the call for the fire around 9:20 p.m., according to the interim police chief.

Dennis says 73-year-old Sandy Wise was found dead inside his bedroom. He lived at the home alone.

Grifton house fire

Grifton house fire

Officials the fire started from his bedroom.

Dennis says no foul play is suspected, but the cause of the fire is being investigated by the county fire marshal.

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