Two furniture warehouses were destroyed by fire overnight in Dare County.
Fire officials say two warehouses for Dockside Furniture at 40220 NC 12 in Avon caught fire around 1:30 a.m. Friday. The larger warehouse (approx. 120' x 36') was completely destroyed, the other (approx. 48' x 24') was about 90% destroyed.
Deputy Fire Marshal Kim Piddington says the fire does not appear suspicious, however the investigation is ongoing.
Piddington says fire fighters did a good job protecting homes on the south side and the main furniture showroom on the north side of the warehouses. Piddington did not yet have an estimate on the total losses.
Several nearby fire and rescue agencies responded.