HIDEBRAN, N.C. -- Burke County officials said a man died after fire at a motel Friday morning.
A fire broke out at Lowman's motel on U.S. Highway 70 in Hildebran around 7 a.m.
Firefighters pulled a 53-year-old man from a room at the motel. He was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Fire officials say smoking material caused the fire.
Smoke detectors were working.