Woman found dead after Surry County house fire intentionally set fire

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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A woman who was found dead when firefighters responded to a house fire has been identified and is believed to have set the fire, Surry County EMS Director John Shelton said.

Firefighters came to a home at 264 Welcome View Church Road in the Dobson area after a passerby reported the fire at 1:48 p.m. Wednesday.

Shelton said 39-year-old Lisa Kay White Johnson was pulled from the house but had already died.

Shelton said investigators have determined the fire was intentionally set by Johnson. The fire started in a loveseat in the living room. Johnson was found in a bathroom.

No one else was inside the home at the time of the fire.

Johnson lived in the house with her husband and two teenage children.

Johnson’s body will be taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for an autopsy to verify that the fire was the cause of Johnson’s death.