NEW INFO: Dentist Office Fire Labeled "Suspicious"

Officials with the City of New Bern say an early morning fire at a dental office is considered suspicious.

The fire was reported at 3:20 a.m. Thursday at the dental offices of Freshwater & Howdy on Neuse Blvd. in New Bern. Officials say fire crews from the City of New Bern, West New Bern Fire Department and Township 7 Fire Department responded. It only took minutes for crews to contain and put out the blaze. However, the fire caused extensive damage to the building and the dental equipment inside.

The SBI will join local fire investigators at the scene of the fire to investigate.



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Officials in New Bern say a dentist office caught fire just after 3 a.m. Thursday.

Dispatchers said all units of the New Bern Fire Department and surrounding areas responded to the blaze at 3660 Neuse Blvd. All crews are still on the scene.

We will bring you more details as they become available.


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  • by Me on Jun 2, 2011 at 05:38 PM
    I am so sorry to see this. This is a great dentist office with very caring people. They do great crown and bridge work. Hope that they catch who did this.
  • by TboroMan Location: Tarboro on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:31 AM
    Does this mean I cant pick up my tooth??? Wow...bummer.
  • by NCHillbilly on Jun 2, 2011 at 08:35 AM
    A HA!.. Where was the Tooth Fairy at 3:00 AM.....or should I say "Tooth Firey"
  • by LS Location: NB on Jun 2, 2011 at 04:44 AM
    If I'm not mistaken that is Dr's Freshwater and Howdy's office.
  • by Mary Location: New Bern on Jun 2, 2011 at 04:34 AM
    Drs. Freshwater and Howdy is over there. They fix dentures for people mostly.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2011 at 04:11 AM
    Its a Dentist office and it gives the address, geesh.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2011 at 02:59 AM
    WITN, how do you post a story like this WITHOUT THE NAME of the business ? geeezzzzz
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