The Ayden Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 520 East 3rd Street around 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
Assistant Fire Chief Wood says the fire started in the back of a church and spread to the store next door.
Grifton Fire, Winterville Community and The Town of Winterville responded to the call in addition to the Ayden Fire Department.
Wood also told WITN the call to the fire department was made by an Ayden Police Officer who was driving by on duty.
There will be an investigation into the fire but they do not expect any foul play.
Firefighters cleared the scene around 10 a.m.
The Ayden Fire Department responded to a structure fire early Sunday morning.
Christopher Heath with the Ayden Police Dept. says the fire was at 520 East 3rd St.
Heath also said that officials were still on scene at 8:45a.m.
We are working to get more information on this fire and will bring you more on WITN and WITN.com.