Bladenboro woman killed in late night house fire

Bladenboro woman killed in late night house fire
Crews are dealing with two structure fires early Wednesday morning in Southport.

BLADENBORO, NC (WECT) - A Bladenboro woman was killed in a house fire last Wednesday night, according to the Bladen County Sheriff's Office.

Officials say a passing motorist saw flames coming from the bedroom of a home in the 8500 block of N.C. 41 around 11:45 p.m. and stopped to get a neighbor to call 911.

Crews found the body of 82-year-old Joyce Beard Dowless inside the home after extinguishing the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the county fire marshall and sheriff's office.

No other details were provided.

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