One dead in East Charlotte house fire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person is dead after a home caught fire overnight in East Charlotte.

It happened just after midnight on Birchcrest Drive. The Charlotte Fire Department tells WBTV two people were inside the home when the fire broke out. One person made it our safely, but the other did not and died before crews could rescue them.

Twenty-two firefighters responded to the scene, it took twenty-five minutes to put the fire out.

At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown.

More updates to follow as information is released.

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