Fire destroys Carteret County home

CARTERET COUNTY (WITN) - Fire officials say they believe a lightning strike started a fire that destroyed a Carteret County home.

Multiple fire departments responded to the call at 125 Tarpon Way around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, South River Merrimon Fire and EMS Chief Charles Wallace said.

Wallace says he believes lightning struck the home Friday causing the house to smolder all night long.

No one was inside the home at the time of the fire and no one was injured.

Wallace says the home is a total loss except for the garage.