Man killed in Thomasville house fire identified

Photo credit: Robert Still

Photo credit: Robert Still

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Authorities have identified a man who died over the weekend in a house fire in Thomasville.

According to the Lexington Dispatch, Jerry Thomas died in the fire, which was reported shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday at 475 Fairgrove Road.  It took crews about 45 minutes to extinguish the flames.

Officials with the Thomasville Fire Department tell FOX8 the victim was the only person home at the time.

According to The-Dispatch, another adult and four children live at the home.  The second adult and two of the children were out of town at the time, while the other two children were staying with family members, firefighters said.

Firefighters tell The-Dispatch the blaze, which appears to be accidental, started in the kitchen toward the back of the house.  Investigators are still not sure exactly what started it.

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