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Two found dead after Southern Pines house fire

Posted June 15, 2015
Updated July 19, 2015

Firefighters were called to 390 W. Lowe Ave. in Southern Pines early on Monday, June 15, 2015. (Photo courtesy: Billy Marts, The Aberdeen Times)

— Authorities were investigating the deaths of two people found Monday inside a burned-out home in Southern Pines.

A neighbor, Antone Morrison, said a man knocked on his door in the middle of the night, bleeding from the head and asked for help. The pair returned to the home at 390 W. Lowe Ave. to find it engulfed in flames.

"It wasn't no decision," Morrison said. "Once you see somebody like that, that's the first thing you need to do. You try to do what's right and what's for the community. We got to look out for each other."

Firefighters were called at about 3 a.m. and had the fire under control by 6 a.m.

A third person, a woman, was found in the home and taken to a hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. She is expected to recover from her injuries.

Authorities did not immediately release the identities of the dead, but they said that they were not the people listed as the owners of the property.


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  • Steve MacComas Jun 17, 2015
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    Tessie, I need to know if anyone has any idea who the second female was? My family and I are trying to locate my sister who was a frequent visitor. No one has seen nor heard from her in an alarming amount of time. Any info you could share would be greatly helpful.

  • Tessie Taylor Jun 15, 2015
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    This is very hard for the community this morning. The gentleman was just that, a gentleman. We are stunned. Older people, please be careful who you allow into your homes. The baggage they bring can be...deadly. So sad for this gentle soul. RIP Tinker.