SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (WNCN) – Southern Pines Police are investigating a fire after two people were confirmed dead, authorities said Monday.
The fire happened around 3 a.m. Monday on W. Lowe Avenue in Southern Pines. Police said two bodies were discovered inside the home.
Neighbors said the fire started in the back of the house. They said the house was split into three apartments.
Neighbors also said that a fight broke out at the house before the fire started. One man showed up beaten and bloodied at their door step and asked them to call 911.
“It’s a scary situation to see something like that,” said Antone Morrison, neighbor.
Morrision said the area where the fire happened is a trouble spot in the neighborhood.
“I ain’t never seen nothing like that before. The world is getting so bad. You never know what to expect every day,” Morrison said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Southern Pines Police Department’s Investigation Division at 910-693-1481 or the Crime Tip Live at 910-693-4110.