Firefighters are investigating after a man was found dead in a house fire in Caldwell County Sunday morning.
It happened just after 9:30 a.m. at a house on Orlando’s Way in the Cajah’s Mountain Community in Lenoir. When firefighters got to the house, they said they were faced with heavy smoke, heat and fire.
After they were able to safely enter the home to do a search, crews found 29-year-old Frankie Prestwood dead in his bedroom. Firefighters said two others who were living in the home evacuated after noticing smoke and they were not hurt in the fire.
A firefighter was treated at the scene for burns to the ear, but he’s expected to recover.
The county fire marshal, along with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation, are working to determine the cause of the fire.
It took firefighters about 10 minutes to put out the fire.