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Father, son killed in Johnston County house fire

Posted June 10, 2018 3:23 p.m. EDT
Updated June 15, 2018 3:23 p.m. EDT

— A father and son were killed in a Sunday morning house fire in Johnston County.

Around 10:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a home at 1592 Beulahtown Road near Kenly.

Authorities said the father and young son, whose identities were not released, were pronounced dead at the scene and two children and a woman who lived at the home were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

"My wife's a school teacher and she just wanted to come make sure it wasn't any of her kids in the class and the class teachers at that school have a really tight knit group," said neighbor Chris Coley. "It's a tragedy that someone lost their life. It's a real shame."

Authorities said all children in the home were under 11 years of age.

"It's terrible, it's terrible. I would hate for my son to pass away like that," said neighbor Ivory Neal.

Authorities said the fire started in a bedroom near the rear of the house and at least one person was trapped in the home when firefighters arrived.

The fire is considered suspicious, but authorities said they are not searching for any suspects.