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Body found in burning Fayetteville house

Fayetteville police are investigating after firefighters battling a blaze found a body inside a house on Montclair Road around 3:30 a.m.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Firefighters putting out a blaze discovered a body in a house along Montclair Road early Sunday, Fayetteville police said.

Officers were dispatched to the house fire at 845 Montclair Road around 3:20 a.m. Upon arrival, they found the house completely engulfed in flames. Firefighters arrived shortly after and quickly extinguished the blaze.

While inside the home, firefighters discovered a body. Police said they are working to identify the body, and have opened an investigation into the circumstances of the fire and death.

The home on Montclair Road lies in a residential area off Raeford Road, between the All American Expressway and Skibo Road.

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