IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. - Officials with the Lake Norman Fire Department discovered a body inside an Iredell County Home while putting out flames.
First responders said only one person was inside the home when the flames started. At this time, the person’s identity and cause of death have not been released.
Neighbors told Fox 46 Charlotte that the person who authorities found dead was a man in his 80s, who lived in the house alone.
Authorities said they received the first 911 call around 4.a.m. about flames at a house along Shoreline Loop Road right outside of Mooresville.
The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.
Several agencies responded, including the State Bureau of Investigation, something Iredell County fire officials said is standard protocol whenever there is a death involved.
Firefighters said the home is a total loss.