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12/3/2017 3:41:00 PM
Body Discovered In Crawl Space At Structure Fire In Gastonia

Chris Stowe, Public Information Officer
Gastonia Fire Department

GASTONIA, N.C. - The Gastonia Fire Department received a dispatch of a reported structure fire at 208 South Oakland Street in Gastonia at 4:13 p.m. on Saturday December 2.

Upon arrival, firefighters witnessed a one story commercial structure with light smoke coming from the rear of the structure.

Firefighters encountered a small fire in the crawl space of the dwelling, which was quickly extinguished.

The structure had been vacant for over a year, however during the fire attack one occupant was found to be present in the crawl space and that occupant perished.

When this was discovered the Fire Investigation Task Force and Gastonia Police Department were notified.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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