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May 26, 2020

House Fire in Haywood County Leaves One Dead

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fatal home explosion that happened on Zurich Lane in Haywood County in the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 20.

Haywood County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at approximately 4:45 a.m. to the 200 block of Zurich Lane in reference to a fully involved structure fire.  Upon arrival to the scene, firefighters were already actively involved in firefighting procedures.

A person was discovered deceased at the residence at approximately 6:35 a.m. A spokesperson for the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office said the identity of the decedent will not be released until after an autopsy is conducted Friday morning.

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation fire investigators to determine the cause and origin of the explosion.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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