BY KEVIN IMM
The Statesville Fire Department and Statesville Police Department are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the life of one person on Tuesday.
Statesville firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire in an abandoned home on Old Charlotte Road about 5:02 p.m. Tuesday.
SFD personnel, who were advised that there was possibly a person trapped inside the structure, quickly entered the home, where they located a man. After he was pulled from the home, responders began CPR. Unfortunately, the man succumbed to his injuries.
The name of the deceased was not released Tuesday, pending family notification.