1 dies in Kernersville house fire, 2 escape

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Kernersville Fire Department trucks (WGHP file photo)

Kernersville Fire Department trucks (WGHP file photo)

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KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — One person died in a house fire in Kernersville Wednesday night, and two people escaped, according to fire officials.

The house caught fire at 638 Hopkins Road. The Kernersville Fire Rescue Department responded at 9:43 p.m.

The fire was extinguished at 10:15 p.m.

Damage is estimated at $69,000.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The investigation is ongoing.

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