Crews respond to deadly fire in Oak Island


OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — According to Oak Island Police Lieutenant Frankie Cooke, one person died in a fire Wednesday evening.

Crews from Oak Island, Saint James, and Southport Fire Departments responded to a structure fire around 5:30 p.m. in the 200 block of NE 54th Street. When they arrived, a shed was engulfed in flames which then reportedly spread to a home and truck.

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Lieutenant Cooke with said the fire was under control in 15 minutes and that the person killed in the fire has not been identified at this time.

Police say the shed, home and nearby truck are a total loss.

The cause of the fire is unknown and the investigation is ongoing as Brunswick County Fire Marshall, the State Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are all investigating.

We will bring you more updates on this story when they become available.