LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A home was completely destroyed by fire south of Kinston on Saturday night.
Authorities say just after 7:30 p.m. December 31st, Lenoir County 911 got multiple calls about a home on fire at 181 Gullick Drive.
Firefighters say heavy flames were coming from the single-wide mobile home.
They say three people inside the house were inside when the blaze started but escaped without injury.
Unfortunately, five of the family’s dogs were trapped and did not survive the blaze.
The mobile home, along with two vehicles that were close to the structure, are considered a total loss.
The American Red Cross has been contacted to assist the family with shelter and other needs for the next few days.
The Lenoir County Fire Marshal Jacob Turner says the fire is deemed accidental.
Multiple departments responded to the fire, including the volunteer fire departments from Sandy Bottom, Southwood, and Deep Run, the Kinston Department of Fire and Rescue, Lenoir County EMS, Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lenoir County Fire Marshal’s Office.