FRANKLINTON, N.C. (WNCN) — One person is dead after a Thursday night house fire in Franklinton, according to Franklin County officials.

On Thursday night, firefighters responded to a house fire on Harris Way in Franklinton. The side of the house was severely burnt.

Franklin County Emergency Services said an 81-year-old woman and a dog died in the fire.

Officials told CBS 17 the fire is believed to have started from an electrical source.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.