Deputies Identify Body Found On Fire Call

By Rick Curl
Dunn Daily Record

HARNETT COUNTY – Deputies identified a man found dead near a pair of burning buildings Friday night as owner of the land where the fire started.

Investigators suspect 78-year-old Abraham Sally of 143 Acorn Lane, Sanford was burning debris in his backyard near a woodline when he lost control of the fire around 8 p.m.

Firefighters responded to the blaze and found Sally, lifeless, between the two buildings. The structures were reported as “non-dwelling buildings.”

Harnett County deputies and the fire marshal’s office await a ruling on Sally’s exact cause of death from the medical examiner’s office in Raleigh.