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Name Released in Fatal Jones Co. Fire

A 10 year old child died in a house fire in Jones County early Friday morning.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Office says a 911 call came in around 4:15 am for a house fire at 205 Summit Street in Onslow in the eastern part of the county.

One adult and five children were in the home when the fire broke out, with a child trapped in an upstairs bedroom. Fire departments from Wyoming, Monticello, Oxford Junction and Olin all responded and tried multiple times to reach the child inside, but weren’t able to due to the intensity of the heat and flames on both floors of the home.

The child has been identified as 10 year old  Geniyah Morgan of Onslow, a 5th grader at Midland-Wyoming School district. The school district has been notified and has crisis staff available. 

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting with the investigation into the cause of the fire. The preliminary investigation shows the fire was accidental and started in the kitchen area.

(Photo courtesy: KGAN-TV)

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