WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A man and 10-month-old died following an apartment fire in Winston-Salem on Sunday, and a woman is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to a Winston-Salem Police Department news release.
Around 1:27 a.m., officers with the WSPD responded to an apartment on White Meadow Lane to help firefighters with an apartment fire.
When officers arrived, firefighters were working to get three people out of the apartment.
EMS, firefighters and police performed lifesaving measures, but Anthony King, 21, of Winston-Salem, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 10-month-old and an 18-year-old woman were taken to a hospital where the 10 month died. The woman is currently being treated for life-threatening injuries.
Fire investigators with the WSPD have determined that unattended cooking is the most probable cause of the fire, according to a Winston-Salem Fire Department news release.
At this point, foul play is not suspected. The investigation is ongoing.
The next of kin have been notified.
The WSPD is asking for the public’s assistance in this case. Anyone with any information regarding this incident or similar crimes is asked to call the WSPD at (336) 773-7700, Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800, or En Espanol (336) 728-3904. Text-A-Tip Program at (336) 276-1717 allows you to anonymously text tips, photos, and videos to the WSPD. You can also view “Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County” on Facebook.