Police identify person killed in Asheboro house fire

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ASHEBORO, N.C. — The person who died in a house fire on Friday morning has been identified, according to a news release from Asheboro police.

Crews were called to the fire at 736 Eastview Drive at about 6:20 a.m.

Asheboro police said Monday the victim has been identified as 46-year-old Angela G. Hornbuckle, of the residence.

A preliminary autopsy examination revealed the cause of death was asphyxiation from smoke inhalation.

The origin of fire is still under investigation but it appears to have started in a bedroom where the victim was located.

736 Eastview Dr, Asheboro, NC 27203