SNOW HILL, N.C. (WNCT) — Investigators continue to look into a house fire that killed two people late Saturday in Greene County.

The fire was reported Saturday just after 11 p.m. near Snow Hill. Brock Kearney, Greene County Emergency Services Director, said three people were able to escape the home. On Monday, he said the initial investigation, which included the NC SBI, concluded there was no foul play. He also said next of kin have been notified but no names would be released until later.

Kearney said crews were called to 1493 Highway 58 South in Snow Hill. He said they were able to put out the fire overnight, but around 9 a.m. Sunday morning, some hotspots in the house caused the fire to start back again. Crews were able to put that out.

Around 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, crews were called again to the house for the fire restarting.

According to Snow Hill Fire Chief Lynwood Bunn, who was at the scene Sunday afternoon, some of the materials in the house made it unsafe for firefighters to go inside.

One neighbor, Willie James Stroud, told WNCT’s Adrianna Hargrove he saw the fire and knows it’s a tragedy for the area.

“They’ve been staying where I been staying for the past 40-something years,” Stroud said. “And when the neighbors lost their house, right here to me, was just as good of neighbors you could ask for.

“They’d wave at you, they’d be sitting outside and sometimes when they’re in the yard, they’d wave at you.”

Some of the responding crew were Snow Hill Fire Department, Hookerton Fire Department, Bell Arthur Fire Department, Greene County Emergency Services, Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of State Fire Marshall.