Carteret County Fire Claims Home, Couple Okay

A couple in western Carteret County is dealing with devastating damage to their home from a fire.

Crews were dispatched just before 5 a.m. Thursday to the home on Pettiford Road in Peletier.

The home, a large shed and carport were on fire. Officials say the couple was home but got out safely.

It's believed the fire started in the shed and then spread. Officials say initial estimates are that the home is a total loss.

Officials report 30 firefighters from five departments responded.

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