Crews Pull One from Raleigh (NC) House Fire That Killed Two

Julian Shen-Berro

The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

(MCT)

Jul. 13—RALEIGH — Officials have identified one of two people killed in a house fire in Southeast Raleigh early Tuesday morning.

Hampton Madison Bunch, a 75-year-old resident of the house, was identified as one of the two victims, Raleigh police spokeswoman Donna-maria Harris said.

The fire occurred just before 2 a.m. in the 1300 block of Seabrook Road, according to a Raleigh Fire Department news release.

Approximately 35 firefighters arrived at the house, and the fire was under control before 2:30 a.m.

Firefighters pulled Bunch from the fire and took him to the hospital, but he died from his injuries, Harris said.

Another person was found in the building, but could not be rescued, said Captain Jim Pearce of the fire department.

He added both victims were residents of the house.

The fire also displaced one person, according to the release.

Pearce said he was unable to provide any further details about the victims.

The house was marked uninhabitable in the fire department report, with 75% of the building damaged.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire, Pearce said.

This is a developing story, and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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