Fire In Pitt County Claimed Life Of Family Pet

A fire in Pitt County has claimed the life of a family pet.

The fire happened around 9:45 p.m. Monday at a home on Johnson Lane in downtown Winterville.

The people who live there were not home at the time. Fire officials say a dog inside did not survive.

The home sustained extensive damage from smoke and heat. The Red Cross is helping the family. The cause of the fire is under investigation.