Body found after ‘vacant’ house fire in Trinity

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TRINITY, N.C. — Deputies say a body was discovered by firefighters who responded Thursday night to a blaze at a Randolph County house that was thought to be vacant.

According to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, the fire was reported around 11 p.m. at 5614 Parinna Drive in Trinity.

While the fire was being extinguished, deputies say the body of an unidentified male was found inside the house.

The house was not being rented and was believed to be vacant, deputies said.  They said it appears the man may have been sleeping there for the past two to three nights.

Deputies say investigators believe they know the man’s identity, but his name is not being released pending confirmation from the Medical Examiner and notification of family members.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

No other details were immediately available.

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