A winter storm warning is in effect today for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory is in effect today for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
A mother, father and two children were able to safely escape their burning mobile home Saturday afternoon in Lenoir County.
It happened on Eric Sparrow Road in Deep Run around 12:30 p.m. Law enforcement officials who were in the area for an unrelated matter actually called in the fire.
Officials believe the blaze started because of a candle in the kitchen. The home is most likely a complete loss because of heat and smoke damage.