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Infant perishes in Canton house fire

Emergency personnel were called to a residence in the North Hominy/Canton area in reference to a structure fire with entrapment around 3:48 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15.

Once on scene at 54 McCracken Road, emergency personnel located a 3-month-old male infant inside the residence who was deceased. Three other people including a 3-year-old boy made it out of the residence without injury. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Agencies involved include the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office, 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.

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