Home Destroyed In Overnight Fire In Beaufort County

A home is destroyed after a fire in Beaufort County overnight.

It happened on Indian Island Road outside of Aurora.

Beaufort County Emergency Management Coordinator John Pack tells WITN the home was ablaze when the call came in and fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

Thankfully, no people or pets were inside at the time. We're told the owner is a commercial fisherman who is off the coast of Virginia at this time.

Aurora and Blounts Creek volunteer fire departments responded. Seven units were on the scene.

Pack says the structure is a total loss. He tells WITN the cause is unknown.

Packs also said no homes nearby were damaged, as fire crews stopped the blaze from spreading.