Sheriff: Elderly man dies in North Carolina house fire

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GOLDSBORO, NC (AP) — A sheriff’s office says an elderly North Carolina man has died in a house fire.

WITN reports the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says no suspicious or criminal activity is suspected in the death of 81-year-old Claro Grantham.

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According to the sheriff’s office, authorities were called to the man’s home on Corbett Hill Road outside of Mount Olive shortly before 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Firefighters found the home in flames, and after searching inside the home, they discovered the man’s body.

Authorities say Grantham lived alone at the home. The fire is under investigation.