The cause of a fatal fire that occurred in the Bethlehem Community in March is still a mystery.
Alexander County Fire Marshall Mark Earle said Wednesday, the fire on March 26th that claimed the life of 65-year old Janet Lee Hamby Hill is undetermined. Earle said the fire was investigated by himself, the SBI, and the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, but no definite cause could be established. Earle said although the cause is not known, “there’s no reason to determine the fire suspicious.” The home on H&H Lane was destroyed.
Bethlehem, Ellendale, and Wittenburg Fire Departments responded shortly before 4am the morning of the fire. Hill lived in the dwelling alone.