A Mount Olive man died in a mobile home fire in the southern end of the city.
Mount Olive, Calypso and Dudley volunteer fire departments responded to the single-wide mobile home fire around 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, at 131 Cleveland Drive, said Mount Olive fire Chief Greg Wiggins.
Due to the heat and intensity of the blaze, firefighters called in Oak Wolfe and Smith Chapel volunteer fire departments to assist with the flames, Wiggins said.
Eddie Rae Truzy, of 131 Cleveland Drive, died in the fire. He is the only victim and the only occupant of the home, said Mount Olive police Chief Tommy Brown.
Firefighters cleared the scene around 11 p.m. and turned the investigation over to local law enforcement, Wiggins said. It is unknown how the fire started, but Wiggins said it originated inside the kitchen.
Wayne County sheriff’s deputies, the Wayne County fire marshal, fire investigators with the Office of State Fire Marshal and agents with the State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, were on scene investigating the fatality.
It is standard procedure for the SBI, ATF and Office of State Fire Marshal to investigate fire scenes when a fatality is involved, Wiggins said.