House fire kills one

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Sep. 2—HIGH POINT — One person died in a house fire in the southwestern part of the city early Friday.

The person's name was not released Friday morning.

High Point Fire Department crews arrived at the two-story house in the 1100 block of W. Green Drive, near Tryon Avenue, around 2:40 a.m. as flames shot from several parts of the house, Deputy Fire Chief Tim Wright said. The fire was brought under control in 10 to 12 minutes.

Four people escaped the house without injury, Wright told The High Point Enterprise. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The house sustained severe fire damage, Wright said. A dollar amount for the damage was not available.

The response to the fire involved 25 firefighters, four engine trucks, two ladder trucks, a rescue vehicle and two battalion chiefs.

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