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Officials unable to identify cause of High Point fire

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Officials say they were unable to identify the cause of the fire that ravaged a High Point home, left a family homeless and several pets dead on Tuesday night.

According to the High Point Enterprise, the High Point Fire Department Capt. Denita Lynch said, “investigators were not able to determine the cause or the origin because the house itself was not stable enough to be in.”

The fire at the two-story home was reported around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1403 Wiltshire St.

Four people were at home during the fire and managed to escape. An unknown number of animals did not get out and did not survive.

Crews remained on the scene until 3 a.m. Wednesday morning to make sure the fire did not rekindle.

The investigation is now closed.

Source: High Point Enterprise