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UPDATE: Victims Speak Out After Fire Destroys Winterville Home


Eleven people are without a home, after a fire broke out at their home in Winterville.

The Winterville Fire Department declared the home a total loss.

WITN Reporter Lindsey Fry spoke with the victims on Thursday. They said a total of three families were living in the residence, including six adults and five children.

Jessie Daniels was in the home's living room when he heard someone yell.

Daniels said, "All of a sudden, the fire alarm came on and my fiance, she went back there first and she said 'fire, fire.' And when I went back there I went into the kitchen to get some water to try to put it out... But by that time it consumed the back room, the glass in the back room broke, and fire was everywhere."

Winterville Fire Chief David Moore says the blaze started in the back of the home. No word yet on what caused it.

If you'd like to help out the families, the Red Cross says they can get you in touch with them.
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The Red Cross says six adults and five children lost their home after a late afternoon fire in Winterville.

Crews were called around 4:45 p.m. to the single story home on Mill Street. Flames were coming out of the front and back of the home when the first fire trucks arrived.

The home received considerable damage and the Red Cross is assisting the victims.

One person inside the home needed oxygen from EMS, but there were no other injuries. The fire caused authorities to close down Mill Street for a time.

There is no word yet on how the fire started.


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