LELAND, N.C. (AP/WNCN) - The wife of a North Carolina volunteer firefighter has died in a fire at a mobile home.

Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner told local news outlets that Kimberly Eggleston suffered severe burns in Thursday's fire.

Eggleston was taken to the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill, where she died.

Garner said Eggleston was the wife of Winnabow volunteer firefighter Edward Eggleston, who was at work and responded to the call about the fire.

The fire was discovered by a mail delivery person around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, WECT reported.

"On behalf of Chief Mercer and the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department we ask that you keep Winnabow Fire Firefighter Edward Eggleston in your thoughts and prayers," the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department said in a news release.

"Edward lost his home and wife Kimberly in a tragic house fire this morning," the statement also said.

The Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department said it would be taking up donations for the firefighter and his family.

A dog survived the fire but the family's cat died, the TV station reported.

The cause of the fire wasn't known on Friday.

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