NEW INFO: Family Loses Home In Fire

A faulty flue on a wood stove is to blame for a fire that left a Craven County family without a home.

The Assistant Fire Marshal for Craven County, Ira Whitford, tells WITN, fire crews responded to 190 Hilliard around 10:30 p.m. Monday. Hilliard Road is off Tuscarora Rhems Rd., about ten miles west of New Bern. Whitford says the crews could see flames shooting out of the trailer when they arrived.

The fire destroyed the home. The three people who lived there escaped the flames without injury, and the American Red Cross provided them with a place to stay Monday night.

Whitford says the fire began because of a faulty flue coming from a wood stove in the home.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 5, 2010 at 04:39 PM
    In my prayers. I hope someday their will be a law or at least a person who can go by and check fire places, and wood stoves, heaters ect out every year and make sure its safe, other wise this will keep happening every year like it does.
  • by Sasha on Jan 5, 2010 at 01:06 PM
    I am glad everyone is okay!! They may not have a house but at least they have their lives! I hope they have somewhere to stay with friends or family.
  • by M.C. DENO Location: Ayden on Jan 5, 2010 at 09:20 AM
    I am sorry that the house is lost but the family is ok.If i can help just call iam family too.
  • by Kelly J. Location: LaGrange on Jan 5, 2010 at 07:46 AM
    This is very sad. I am glad the family got out. There are things in your home that are precious such as pictures of your kids and family that cannot be replaced. I hope this family finds a new home soon.
  • by K Location: Rocky Mount on Jan 5, 2010 at 07:35 AM
    This family is in my prayers!
  • by cindi Location: williamston on Jan 5, 2010 at 07:06 AM
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
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