17-year-old dies in Mount Holly house fire

Updated: Apr. 21, 2021 at 1:50 PM EDT
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MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (WBTV) - A teenager died in a house fire in Mount Holly Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out at a home on Wood Street around 2 a.m. The area is just off of S Main Street. Police say three people were inside at the time and two people were able to escape without injury.

The third person, identified as 17-year-old Gabriel Issac Payne, was found dead inside the home, police say.

Officials say the home sustained major damage in the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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