Local News

Woman killed in Mount Olive house fire

Posted August 26, 2014 10:25 a.m. EDT
Updated August 26, 2014 10:26 a.m. EDT

— A woman died early Monday after a home in the 100 block of Bass Lake Drive in Mount Olive caught fire, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. 

The home was engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived at about 7 a.m. 

When firefighters were able to enter the home, the found Sharon Kascask lying on the floor of the master bedroom. 

A 12-year-old boy inside the home when the fire started escaped through his bedroom window. He was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and minor burns. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Wayne County investigators said Tuesday that they do not believe it was intentionally set.