Woman found dead after house fire in Caldwell County

Updated: Dec. 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST
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CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Officials have identified the woman found dead inside a house after a fire was extinguished in Caldwell County Monday as the homeowner, Elsie Mathalene Watson.

The incident happened on Parkview Road in the Draco Community, northeast of Lenoir near the Little River area. Officials say the fire was spotted Monday afternoon at the older-style mobile home.

After the fire was extinguished, officials found Watson dead inside the home. The cause of death has not been released by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Fire and law enforcement investigators are on the scene trying to figure out the cause of the fire. There is also a death investigation underway.

Officials did not provide any other information about this incident.

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