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Elderly woman dies in an early morning house fire near Belmont

Woman dies in Belmont house fire

A woman died in a house fire on South Point Road in Belmont early Wednesday morning.
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A woman died in a house fire on South Point Road in Belmont early Wednesday morning.

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.

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