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Gaston County Fire Marshals Office Investigates Residential Fire Fatality

On October 5, 2019 at 3:20am the Gaston County Police 911 Center received a report of a fire in a residential structure at 137 Dusty Hill Rd Dallas, NC.  Multiple calls were received on the incident including one from a resident who was trapped inside a bedroom.  The caller was able to describe his location in the home but the fire was quickly overtaking the room he was in and he could not escape.   Fire crews worked quickly to battle the blaze but the resident was not able to be rescued and died in the fire.  The deceased, Jeffrey Bruce Michael age 65, lived in the home. 

The Gaston County Fire Marshal’s Office with assistance from the Gaston County Police Department are continuing the investigation into this incident.  At this time no foul play is suspected.  Anyone with information on this fire should contact the Gaston County Fire Marshal’s Office at 704-866-3355

For further information contact Captain Myron Shelor, Interim Director, Gaston County Office of Emergency Management at 704-866-3332