One person was killed in house fire early Wednesday in the Belmont area of Gaston County, officials said.
The fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. in a home on the 1800 block of South Point Road in Belmont. The Observer’s news partner WBTV identified the deceased as 69-year-old Shirlene Daughtridge. She was reportedly downstairs in the den of the home where the fire started, WBTV reports.
Officials have not confirmed the victim's identity.