A house near Robersonville in Martin County was destroyed Tuesday afternoon, and the cause is under investigation.
Martin County Emergency Management Director Mike Stalls says the house on Hassell Rd. just outside of Robersonville caught fire around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Stalls says everyone who lived in the home escaped, but the house is a total loss.
The cause of the fire is not know, but Stalls did not believe it was suspicious in nature.
Three fire departments responded: Robersonville, Hamilton and Oak City.