Blaze At The Beach

A fire has destroyed 12 homes in a three-condominium complex, gutting two of the buildings. Crews got the call to Shutters, at 101 Salter Path Road in the Carteret County town of Pine Knoll Shores around 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Smoke from smoldering ashes poured from the building through the night and into Monday morning. Officials say part of the building collapsed, fanning the flames on the bottom floor.

Fire officials say strong winds pushed the fire, and they could
only save one of the six-unit, three-story buildings located near
Atlantic Beach.

At the height of the fire, officials say 55 firefighters from seven different departments were battling the flames.

No injuries have been reported. It's not clear how expensive the damage is estimated to be.

Audrey Washington has the latest on the fire investigation with a live report from the scene during WITN 7 News at noon, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.