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Update: Victim in High Point fire on Runyon Drive identified

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Update 11:05 a.m. -- The victim that died in the house fire on Runyon Drive this morning was identified as 69-year-old James Wilson Broadie.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Update 8:10 a.m. -- One person died in the house fire that broke out on Runyon Drive in High Point Tuesday morning, according to police.

Authorities are still working to confirm the victim's identity. Firefighters said the don't think there was anyone else in the home.

A neighbor reported the fire around 5:45 a.m. By then, the fire had been burning for quite some time according to firefighters.

The second floor of the home is gone and the building was too unsafe for firefighters to enter.

Investigators said it is still too early to determine the cause of the fire.

An update on the investigation is expected by early afternoon.

Family members at the scene of the fire in High Point. (Joseph Rodriguez/News & Record)

Family members at the scene of the fire in High Point. (Joseph Rodriguez/News & Record)

Original story

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Crews are on the scene of a house fire in High Point.

The two-story home is located on the 700 block of Runyon Drive, not far from the Boys and Girls Club.

Runyon Drive will be closed for a fire investigation for an extended period of time according to officials.


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