The fire started around midnight at a mobile home on Kirk Shaw Road, which is in Hope Mills.
#CCSO was called at assist with a house fire in 4500 blk of Kirk Shaw Rd @ 12:03 AM. A body was recovered from the fire scene and a resident was taken to the hospital for treatment. Medical Examiner will confirm ID and cause of death.— Sheriff Ennis Wright (@Sheriff_EWright) February 1, 2019
The injured person was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Thedell McKinnon said his older brother Larry was the victim in the fire.
"My brother didn't deserve to die like this," said McKinnon. "Everybody loved him. He was such a good man."
This is what’s left of Larry McKinnon’s home in Gray’s Creek. Early this morning flames tore through the mobile home destroying everything inside and taking a life. @Sheriff_EWright is not releasing the identity of the deceased but McKinnon’s family says it was him. #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/i91QCBck1I— Akilah Davis (@DavisABC11) February 1, 2019
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said the Medical Examiner would confirm the identity and cause of death of the fire's other victim.
The cause of the fire has not been released.