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1 Dead in Lee County House Fire

Authorities say one person died Tuesday morning in a house fire in Sanford.

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Fatal Sanford Fire
SANFORD, N.C. — One man died Tuesday morning in a house fire in Lee County.

The fire started at around 2 a.m. at a home on Deep River Road in Sanford. Authorities said they found the man, who was in his 80s, in the bathroom.

Officials with the State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the blaze, but investigators said they do not have a reason to believe the fire is suspicious.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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