An Alexander County woman died in a fire this morning in the Bethlehem Community.
65-year old Janet Hill was found dead in her home located on H & H Lane. Units from Bethlehem, Ellendale, and Wittenburg Fire Departments responded at 4:49am. According to County Fire Marshall Mark Earle, the home was 95% involved when the first firefighters arrived. Hill lived at the residence alone.
A neighbor spotted the flames and called 911. The dwelling is a total loss according to Earle. He says that the cause of the fire has not yet determined but no foul-play is suspected.
Hill’s body has been taken to a regional medical facility for an autopsy.