Individual found dead in aftermath of fire

Joshua Farmer

Paul Heckert  |  The AppalachianThe Boone fire department responded to a call around 4 a.m. Wednesday about a structure fire at 564 Homespun Hills Road, just off of Appalachian State’s campus near Bodenheimer Drive, where one victim was found dead, according to a press release.

According to the release, units were advised of a person possibly trapped inside the building. During the initial search of the structure, after the fire was knocked down, the victim was found.

There is no official confirmation of the victim’s identity as of press time, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Story: JOSHUA FARMER, News Editor

Photo: PAUL HECKERT, Photo Editor