Fire that killed two people in Pitt County ruled accidental

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Authorities have released the names of two people killed in a house fire last Friday in Pitt County.

Killed were 74-year-old Nellie Williams and 29-year-old Benjamin Bell. A third person was able to escape the flames.

The fire happened around 3:15 a.m. Friday at a home on U.S. 64 Alternate, just outside of Bethel.

The Pitt County Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled the fire as accidental, with the cause as undetermined.