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WFD: 'Unusual circumstances' surround fire death


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A Wilmington Fire Department spokesman says there are "unusual circumstances" surrounding a house fire where a man was found dead today.

Battalion Chief David Hines says WFD got the call for the fire at 120 Cavalier Drive off Eastwood Road just before noon. Firefighters found a man dead inside the home. Wilmington Police are now handling a death investigation, and the Arson Task Force, which includes WFD, WPD, SBI and ATF, is also investigating.

Hines says the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Police have not yet released the identity of the victim.

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