Man found dead after house fire in Wilkes County identified


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HAYS, N.C. — A man was found dead when firefighters responded to a house fire in Wilkes County Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office.

Crews were dispatched to a home at 134 Camp Branch Drive at about 2 p.m.

Firefighters found 38-year-old Jason Lee Mahaffey deceased in the upstairs section of the home.

The fire and death are under investigation.

There is no word on what caused the fire at this time.

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