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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