Greenville police sergeant presumed dead after house fire: Authorities

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Greenville police sergeant presumed dead after house fire: Authorities
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A Greenville police sergeant is presumed dead after a house fire overnight, authorities said Saturday.

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Greenville police sergeant is presumed dead after a house fire overnight, authorities said Saturday.

According to the Greenville Police Department, crews responded to a house fire on Fox Hollow Drive in Ayden around 4 a.m.

The home belongs to Greenville Police Sergeant Tim "Mac" McInerney.

Authorities said a body was recovered inside the home. Although not yet confirmed by a medical examiner, police presume the body to be that of Sergeant McInerney.

The State Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation into the cause of the fire, with assistance from ATF and the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.