The fire started around 8 a.m. at the four-room home on 944 East Garner Road just outside Garner. Authorities said one man was killed. Neighbors believe the victim is 85-year-old George Lassiter, who lived alone in the house.
"I ran up there and there was smoke coming out of every little crack in the house. I knocked on the door and banged on the window where I knew that he stayed and I got no response," neighbor Bruce Deaver said.
The Wake County Fire Marshall's office has ruled the fireaccidental and not suspicious. Investigators are trying to figure out what started the fire.
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