FAIRMONT, NC (WBTW) – Robeson County Deputies are investigating a house fire after an elderly man was killed Monday morning.

Major Anthony Thompson with Robeson County Sheriff’s Office says the house fire happened on NC 41 South just outside of Fairmont Monday morning. John Clayton Oliver, 80, died of smoke inhalation, confirms Major Thompson.

Fire crews from Fairmont Rural Fire, Whitehouse Rural and Fairmont City Fire Department responded to the the blaze. A cause of the fire has not yet been determined, says Major Thompson.