NEW INFO: Craven County Home With History Of Fires Destroyed Overnight

By: Alize Proisy / Carly Swain
By: Alize Proisy / Carly Swain

Emergency management officials said for at least the fifth time in 10 years, a fire broke out at a home on Truitt Road in Craven County.

The most recent blaze called out firefighters from Craven and Pamlico counties around midnight and early into Friday morning to 125 Truitt Road. That address is near the Craven-Pamlico county line.

Assistant Director of Craven County Emergency Services, Ira Whitford, told WITN the house was a total loss after the fire ripped across the roof.

According to Whitford, the family was returning home when they saw flames shooting out of the attic. They ran inside to grab Christopher Delph who was in the shower at the time. They grabbed a couple of belongings and ran back outside to wait for firefighters to arrive.

The home has been declared a total loss.

Emergency Management Director, Stanely Kite, said this is not the first time firefighters have fought flames at this address.

According to Kite, there have been nearly five fires at this address in the last ten years. A history of fire calls to that address were not immediately available.

Kite said the last call to this home was within the last five years. He noted that blaze originated from an air handling unit in the attic though the official cause of that fire was labeled undetermined.

The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the recent blaze.


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Firefighters said four people escaped a house fire early Friday morning in Craven County.

WITN's Alize Proisy was on the scene as firefighters worked to combat the blaze at 125 Truitt Road in Craven County. That address is near the Craven-Pamlico County line.

Ira Whitford, Craven County's Assistant Fire Marshal, said four people live in the home and escaped after the fire broke out around midnight.

According to Whitford, the home owner, Christopher Delph saw flames from inside the home and called 911.

The State Bureau of Investigation is on their way to the scene to help determine the cause of the fire.

Investigators said the home is a total loss.


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WITN has learned multiple fire crews have been called to an active structure fire in Craven County.

Dispatchers tell us crews are fighting the fire at 125 Truitt Road. That address is close to St. Delights Church Road, listed in Craven County.

Our Alize Proisy is at the scene and reports it appears the fire tore through to roof of a home on a residential property.

According to our reporter, the property is near the Craven-Pamlico county line.

The initial call came in around 1 a.m. Friday.


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