House Fire Critically Injures Two People

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), along with partnering agencies, are investigating an early morning house fire in eastern Wake County.

Shortly after 2:00am today, deputies along with the Zebulon Fire Department, were dispatched to a house fire at 1133 Karial Court near Zebulon. When deputies arrived, the house was fully engulfed and was told there were two people trapped inside the burning home.  A neighbor initially tried to alert the two occupants but was unsuccessful.

About 10 minutes later, firefighters were able to located a female in the home.  About 20 minutes later a second female victim was rescued.  Both were rushed to WakeMed with life-threatening injuries.

The Wake County Criminal Investigation Division and the Wake County Fire Marshal’s Office continue to search for the cause of the fire.  At this time the blaze does not appear to be suspicious.