Home Destroyed By Fire

By: Brittany Gunter
By: Brittany Gunter

Firefighters battled a fire Saturday afternoon that completely destroyed a home in Vanceboro.

The fire happened around 4pm at a home on Old Brick Road.

Officials say there was no one inside at the time.

Sammy Gaskins, the brother of the man who was living at the home at the time says his brother, Craig Gaskins was mowing the grass, when somehow the home caught fire.

The assistant county fire marshall, Ira Whitford, says because of the wind a blaze tore through the home destroying it within minutes.

No word yet on exactly what caused that fire.

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Firefighters are on the scene of a fire at a home on Old Brick Road in Vanceboro.

A WITN Reporter is at the scene and says the home has been completely destroyed and crews are still working to put out the blaze.

No word yet on whether anyone was home at the time.

We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.

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  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2010 at 04:48 AM
    That is so sad.
  • by John Location: Grimesland on May 8, 2010 at 05:53 PM
    My wife and I drove by just as the fire was spreading. The poor guy just sat by his mower and watched the house go up in flames.

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