Mother, father and child killed in North Carolina fire identified by fire marshal

Published 4:29 pm Monday, January 10, 2022

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A mother, father and their 4-year-old son died in a weekend mobile home fire in North Carolina, according to a fire marshal.

Pitt County Fire Marshal Jay Morris identified the victims as Joshua Eastwood, 36, Elizabeth Eastwood, 31, and their son, Jayce, news outlets reported Monday. Two other people escaped the Sunday morning fire, Morris said.

The fire was likely the result of an electrical overload, according to Morris. He said the cause of the fire was linked to overloaded extension cords, but because there were so many running through the home it would be difficult to determine which one caused the fire.

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Morris also said that there was a space heater in use.