Haywood County Sheriff's Office reported devastating news Sunday evening, Nov. 15, that an infant had died in a house fire in Canton early Sunday morning.
At 3:48 a.m., Nov. 15, emergency personnel were called to a residence in the North Hominy/Canton area in reference to a structure fire with entrapment.
Once officials were on scene at 54 McCracken Road, emergency personnel located a male infant inside the residence who was deceased.
Three other people, including a child, made it out of the residence without injury. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Agencies involved in the rescue effort included HCSO, North Canton Fire Department, Clyde Fire Department, Junaluska Fire Department, Jonathan Creek Fire Department, Haywood County Fire Marshal’s Office, Haywood County Emergency Services and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.