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Woman found dead in burning Lumberton home

Posted December 16, 2019 11:44 p.m. EST

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— A woman was found dead in a burning house in Lumberton on Sunday, authorities said.

Firefighters put out the blaze at 55 Spurgeon Road shortly before noon, and the body of Barbara A. Locklear, 61, was found inside.

Locklear was home alone at the time of the fire, and the cause of death was listed as smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division investigated the fire, which is standard operating procedure. Fire investigators with Robeson County Emergency Management assisted with the investigation.

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