A suspicious fire early this morning destroyed an abandoned home outside of Ayden.
Authorities say they found the home on Emma Cannon Road fully involved in fire when they arrived around 3:00 a.m.
Pitt County's fire marshal says there was no electricity to the home and the only thing left standing was the chimney. Gardnerville and Ayden fire departments fought the fire and were at the location for several hours this morning.
Fire crews in Pitt County are leaving the scene of an early morning structure fire reported around 3 a.m.
Pitt County dispatchers say the house is located on Emma Cannon Rd. near Ayden. The structure was fully involved in flames when they arrived on scene. It is unclear if anyone was in the home, but there does not appear to be any injuries.