A man died in a mobile home fire in the Kings Mountain community of Lincoln County on Monday afternoon.
Lincoln County Deputy Coroner John Proffitt said an older man who lived alone in the home is thought to be the victim, but he said the man's identity will not be released until he is identified by the state medical examiner's office.
He said the fire had fully engulfed the home on Bitner Cemetery Road when neighbors discovered it and reported it to firefighters at about 4:30 p.m.
"It was a total loss," Proffitt said.
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He said a fire in a wood stove is thought to have ignited the blaze.