Fatal motel fire in Burlco

LUMBERTON One person died Friday morning in a fire at a hotel along Route 38.

Fire crews responded around 8:50 a.m. to the Travel Inn near the Mount Holly Bypass. A man's body was discovered, although authorities had not yet released his identity.

The fire was under control by 9:10 a.m. It's unclear how it started. A man who answered the phone at the hotel declined to comment.

Michael Boren