One person is dead after a tractor-trailer fire on Old Belews Creek Road near U.S. 158 Thursday, officials said.

City View Fire Department along with fire departments from Talley's Crossing, Walkertown, and Forsyth County were dispatched to the 4800 block of Old Belews Creek Road to a reported tractor trailer fire about 1:30 p.m. Officials were told that it was possible that people were trapped inside the trailer.

When fire crews arrived the tractor trailer was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters worked to find any potential victims, douse the flames and extinguish the fire, officials said.

Firefighters found one person and attempted life-saving efforts, but the victim died at the scene.

The Forsyth County Fire Department, Sheriff's Office and the Department of Labor are investigating the cause of the incident.

Authorities are withholding the name of the victim until they can notify all family members.

The name of the victim is currently being withheld until all family members have been notified.

The results of an autopsy performed Friday were not immediately available.

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