GASTONIA, N.C. -- The Gastonia Fire Department and Gastonia Police are investigating after a person was found dead in a vacant building following a fire on Saturday afternoon.
According to Gastonia Fire, crews responded to a structure fire on the 200 block of south Oakland Street in Gastonia, around 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Firefighters saw light smoke coming from the back of the structure. Crews were able to put out a small fire in the crawl space of the structure.
One person was found in the crawl space. Gastonia Fire says the structure had been vacant for over a year.
The scene is under investigation by the Fire Department Task Force and Gastonia Police.