NEW INFO: Onslow County Firefighters Battle Large House Fire

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Authorities have not come up with a cause for a fire early Monday morning that destroyed a two-story vacant house.

The fire was reported around 2:50 a.m. on Freedom Way in Hubert.

Five volunteer fire departments from Onslow and Carteret counties responded.

Fire Marshal Brian Kelly said they are asking anyone with information on the fire to contact Crimestoppers. He said obtaining information through Crimestoppers is not meant to imply any possible cause.

The value of the house was listed at $69,100.

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Firefighters from five stations in Onslow County spent the early part of Monday morning battling a house fire, which ultimately collapsed the two-story home.

Officials told WITN they got the call at 2:40 a.m. Monday from someone driving by 3304 Freedom Way in Onslow County, reporting a home fully engulfed in flames.

Our April Davis was on scene before dawn to find crews presented with a unique challenge: an overgrown yard surrounding the two story-home.

Onslow County Fire Marshal Brian Kelly said while the home appeared unoccupied, it will take some time to find out if anyone was inside at the time.

Kelly added the home collapsed in during the fire.

Part of Freedom Way, or Highway 24, had to be shut down for a short time as crews got fire trucks and water closer to the house.

Kelly said he hopes to begin sifting through the rubble by sunrise.

Firefighters from Swansboro, Hubert, Bear Creek, Stella, and Piney Green stations responded to the blaze.


Onslow County officials said firefighters were called to a 2-story structure fire early Monday morning.

Dispatchers told WITN the fire was reported at 3304 Freedom Way just outside of Jacksonville, near Hubert Boulevard, around 3 a.m. Monday.

WITN's April Davis is there and says there is no word yet on any injuries. Crews are still fighting the flames

We will have the latest for you on WITN News at Sunrise starting at 4:30 a.m.