Bladen County man dies in Saturday night fire


CLARKTON, NC (WWAY) – A man has died and two people have been displaced after a fire just outside of Clarkton Saturday.

Bladen County assistant coroner and Fire Marshal Kenneth Clark tells WWAY agencies responded to the home off of highway 211 west of Clarkton around 9:00 P.M.

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They say a 66-year-old Billy Wayne Baldwin was found dead at the scene of the fire.

Clarke says there were no smoke detectors in the home.

“Smoke detectors save lives,” said Clark.

The Fire Marshal’s office is currently investigating to uncover the cause of the blaze.