FIRE CHIEF: One person dead in Swansboro house fire

Early morning house fire at 2117 Bell Ave.
Early morning house fire at 2117 Bell Ave.(Source: WIFR)
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 7:50 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 7:52 AM EDT
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SWANSBORO, N.C. (WITN) -One person died in a house fire in Swansboro Friday, according to officials.

Swansboro Fire Chief David Degnan said the call came in around 5:40 p.m. to a home located at 112 Oyster Bay Road.

Degnan said several crews went out to the scene and firefighters found one person dead inside the home.

Officials say the house is a total loss and crews stayed at the scene for hours until the fire was put out around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The State Bureau of Investigations and the State Fire Marshals Office are investigating the cause of the fire.

Several agencies responded to the call including; Swansboro Fire Department, Bear Creek Fire Department, Hubert Fire Department, Western Carteret Fire Department, and Pumpkin Center Fire Department

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