Screams heard before fatal Harnett County fire


Officials responded to the home on Red Hill Church Road around 3:45 a.m.

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Firefighters said they heard screams when they arrived at the scene.

Officials found 56-year-old Roger Townsend's body inside the home. Townsend's body will be sent to the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Harnett County Sheriff's Office and the Harnett County Fire Marshal's Office.

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