BARTON — For the second time in two days, a house fire claimed the life of a town resident.
The victim is a woman who died at her home on U.S. 72 residence.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, which they believe started in the back of the house.
Volunteer firefighters from numerous departments arrived at the scene and extinguished the blaze.
It was a tragic weekend for Barton, a town whose residents already were stunned Saturday by the death of a woman and her 6-year-old nephew who were killed in a house fire on Mulberry Lane. That fire was reported at 6:22 a.m. and many of the same firefighters who battled that blaze also were on the scene for today's fire.
The victims in Saturday's fire were identified as Angela Long, 50, and her nephew, Chalmas Buie.