Closings and delays

Authorities investigate fatal house fire in Forsyth County

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Investigators are looking into a man's death after a house fire in Lewisville. (Wesley Young/Winston-Salem Journal)

LEWISVILLE, N.C. — Authorities are on the scene of a fatal house fire in Lewisville after a report came in that a person and a dog were dead, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Officials said the fire was reported at 995 Ridings Road near the corner of Kinney and Ridings roads and was reported at about 8 a.m.

Criminal investigators were on the scene shortly afterward, although it was not clear whether authorities believe any foul play was involved, according to the Journal.

Deputies were in a joint investigation with the county fire marshal’s office, according to Brad Stanley, the chief deputy of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Firefighters from Lewisville “responded to a residential structure fire, and upon extinguishment found a deceased person,” Stanley said. He said deputies were in the process of obtaining a search warrant to continue their investigation.