NEW INFO: Pitt County Family Of Six Loses Home In Fire

A mobile home has left a family of six homeless.

Fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. Monday at the home on Mimosa Lane in Pitt County.

Relatives tell us the mother of four had just left the house to take her children to her sister's home when she got a call that her home was on fire. They believe the home is a total loss.

The Red Cross has been called to assist the family, giving them two nights at a local hotel along with food and clothing vouchers. Children who lived there range in age 7 months to 13 years old.

No word yet on the cause of the fire in which three volunteer fire departments battled.

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The Red Cross has been called in to assist after a mobile home fire early Monday morning.

Pitt County Emergency Management Director Noel Lee says their office has been called in to assist, although Staton House Fire department is the lead fire department on the scene.

Lee says they have not received word at this time on the extent of damages or if there are any injuries.

Lee says his office will mostly likely help with determining the cause of origin.


At least three fire departments are at the scene of a mobile home fire in Pitt County.

Dispatchers say the call came in around 6:40 to 1104 Mimosa Lane.

There's heavy smoke and flames showing from the mobile home.

There's no word if anyone was inside or if there are any injuries.

We'll continue to update you on this story as it becomes available.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2010 at 04:38 PM
    They will diffently need clothes my friend had a fire and red cross just sent him to the salvation army where they only gave them 3 pants, 3 shirts etc. he couldn't get shoes because they didn't have any that would fit. They were not very much help...Sorry to say but its true
  • by Anonymous Location: Murfreesboro on Jun 14, 2010 at 01:07 PM
    I have clothes for the 7 month old and for a boy up to 4 or 5 years old. The Lord continues to "bless" me and my family everyday; so I'm here to give a helping hand.
  • by All boys Location: Washington on Jun 14, 2010 at 11:55 AM
    TO reports that the four children are boys.
  • by Brenda Location: Farmville on Jun 14, 2010 at 11:02 AM
    The Uncle and Brother of the Male adult in the house work where I do and I think I understand from him that all of the children are male.
  • by anonymous Location: greenville on Jun 14, 2010 at 10:37 AM
    the red cross stepped in but they only gave them 2 days in a hotel. they gonna need alot more help in the days and weeks to come. i only pray our community has a heart
  • by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2010 at 09:50 AM
    Who can we contact if we would like to donate clothes, etc. So that we know it goes to the right family?? Please post the information so we know who to contact. Thanks, location Williamston
  • by Nis35 Location: Simpson on Jun 14, 2010 at 08:56 AM
    are any of the kids females? because i have alot of girl clothing that i was in the process of taking to the salvation army but would prefer to give to someone who really needs them immediately.
  • by reba Location: greenville on Jun 14, 2010 at 08:49 AM
    is the infant a boy or girl? i have plenty of little girl clothing i will be happy to give this family. i am really sorry about their loss! i will keep them in my prayers. where can we send donations or items to help this family?
  • by Neil Location: Winterville on Jun 14, 2010 at 06:54 AM
    The Pitt County Chapter, American Red Cross did respond and provided immediate emergency assistance of housing, food and clothing. they average 75 calls a year like this. All services are free, but depend on community support

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