Johnston County

At least one dead in Johnston County house fire

A house fire Sunday morning in Johnston County killed at least one person, the Sheriff's Office said.

Multiple agencies responded to the blaze in the 1500 block of Beulahtown Road near Kenly.

The Johnston County Sheriff's Office has opened a death investigation, the agency's spokesman, Capt. Jeff Caldwell, said.

"There's at least one fatality," Caldwell said. "It's an open investigation, and it's in its preliminary stages."

Beulahtown Road was closed to traffic Sunday afternoon.

This story will be updated as new information emerges.

Colin Warren-Hicks: 919-419-6636, @CWarrenHicks