A Beaufort County family is trying to pick up the pieces, after a fire destroyed their home for the second time in six months.
Chocowinity firefighters say homeowners Brian Belote was lighting his fireplace Sunday night. The chimney in his double-wide mobile home on Whichards Beach Road quickly filled up with smoke and the home caught fire. The home was a total loss.
On April 15th, the Belote's home on River Ridge Road in Washington was heavily damaged by fire. Firefighters say both fires were accidental and that the family has certainly had a run of bad luck. No one was injured in either fire.