A father and son were killed in a Sunday morning house fire in Johnston County.
Around 10:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a home at 1592 Beulahtown Road near Kenly.
Authorities said the father and young son, whose identities were not released, were pronounced dead at the scene and two children and a woman who lived at the home were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
"My wife's a school teacher and she just wanted to come make sure it wasn't any of her kids in the class and the class teachers at that school have a really tight knit group," said neighbor Chris Coley. "It's a tragedy that someone lost their life. It's a real shame."
Authorities said all children in the home were under 11 years of age.
"It's terrible, it's terrible. I would hate for my son to pass away like that," said neighbor Ivory Neal.
Authorities said the fire started in a bedroom near the rear of the house and at least one person was trapped in the home when firefighters arrived.