Strong winds and a burn pile are to blame for a fire this afternoon that heavily damage a Beaufort County home.
Firefighters say the entire rear portion of the home on Cayton Road is a loss due to the fire that broke out around 12:15 p.m.
The home is currently unoccupied and there was at least one worker cleaning up the yard today. The fire department says winds picked up and caused the burn pile to catch the house on fire.
Volunteers from Chocowinity and Blackjack responded. Because the house is several hundred feet up a narrow driveway, firefighters were forced to park their trucks on the highway, blocking Cayton Road.
No one was injured in the fire.