Authorities ID victims of fatal mobile home fire in Lenoir County


Authorities have identified the two victims of a fatal mobile home fire that occurred in Lenoir County Thursday morning.

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office and the Lenoir County Emergency Services have concluded the fire investigation that began Thursday morning on Maple Grove Drive.

Fire investigators have determined the cause of the fire to be electrical in nature.

No foul play or criminal acts were associated with the fire.

According to officials, Roderick Q. Jones, 54, and Rosie P. Hill, 59, both of whom lived at the burned residence were killed in the fire.

The Sheriff’s Office is still waiting reports from the medical examiner for the exact cause of death.


Two people are dead after an early morning fire in Lenoir County.

According to the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, the fire broke out Thursday around 5 a.m. in the 3700 block of Maple Grove Drive in the Timberlake Estates Mobile Home Park in La Grange.

La Grange Fire Department and the North Lenoir Fire and Rescue responded on the scene.

Maj. Ryan Dawson says while fire crews were responding, they found two deceased individuals.

Their identities are not being released at this time.

There was no one else injured or inside the home when the fire happened.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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