Autopsy ordered in fatal Boone house fire

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 23 at 5:19 PM

BOONE, N.C. -- One person is dead and a home destroyed following an early morning fire in Boone.

The Boone Fire Department responded to a home on Rocky Lane just before 3:45 on Wednesday morning to find the mobile home fully involved.

While investigating the cause of the fire, officials discovered the body of a deceased person.

The name of the deceased has not been released. The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office for autopsy to determine cause of death.

Because of the extensive damage done to the home, the cause of the fire will likely not be determined for several days.

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