Victim’s name released from fatal Thomasville house fire

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. -- The identity of the person who died in a house fire in Thomasville on Friday has been released.

Greg Lee Rhodes, 56, died in the fire on 201 Koontz Avenue, according to the Thomasville Police Department.

Rhodes lived with a roommate who tried to go back in the house and save them after the fire broke out while the two were asleep, the Fire Department says.

The Fire Department received a call at 11:07 p.m. and the fire was stopped and under control by 11:29 p.m.

Witnesses said the flames went as high as 20 feet.

The fire investigation is currently being conducted by the Thomasville Fire Department and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

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