Man dies, 8 dogs also killed in Apex house fire

Damage to the Apex home. Photo by Marcus Wilson/CBS North Carolina

APEX, N.C (WNCN) – The Wake County Sheriff’s Office confirms an early morning house fire has claimed one man’s life in Apex.

Fire officials for the Fairview Fire Department say the fire started shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday when a man’s body was discovered.


Another male that was inside the home at the time of the fire managed to make his way out, officials say

Also discovered in the blaze were seven puppies and one dog which were also found deceased, fire officials say

The City-County Bureau of Identification (CCBI) was at the scene assisting the Wake County Sheriff’s Department in their investigation at 2708 Optimist Farm Road, according to a CCBI official.

Chief Barry Spain with the Fairview Fire Department tells CBS North Carolina they have no cause for the fire, however, the fire started on the side porch of the home.

No details are being released on the exact cause of death of the man or his age.

The Fairview Fire department, the Fuquay Varina Fire Department, as well as the Holly Spring Fire Department all answered the call which took about 30 minutes to extinguish, Chief Spain says

The fire is not being considered suspicious.

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