Fatal Fire Under Investigation

One person is dead after his house went up in flames Monday morning in Beaufort County. It happened just before 8 a.m. on Clara Carter Lane near Blounts Creek Road in Chocowinity. When fire crews got on the scene, they learned a resident might still be inside. Officials say the home was fully engulfed in fire, and a rescue attempt was not possible. When crews could enter the structure, they found the body of 50-year-old Tom Robert Myers Junior. Neighbors say Myers had lived there for more than 20 years. State and local officials are investigating.