The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fire that started in a camper then spread to a boat in Chocowinity.
Officials say the call came in around 10:30 pm Tuesday night that there was a camper on fire off of Old New Bern Road, which is off of Highway 17 in Chocowinity. Fire crews say the fire spread from the camper to a boat, but luckily no one was inside at the time.
Major Kenneth Watson says the fire is considered suspicious. The camper and a nearby boat were a total loss. The owners say there's been a rise in crime in the area lately. They estimate their loss at around $50,000.
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