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NEW INFO: Trash container fire destroys Fairfield Harbour home

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Published: Jan. 16, 2020 at 12:14 PM EST
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Authorities say it's looking like a fire that destroyed a Fairfield Harbour home Thursday morning was accidental.

The fire broke out around 11:20 a.m. at a two-story home on Harbourside Drive in Fairfield Harbour.

Fairfield Harbour is across the Neuse River from New Bern.

Five fire departments were called to the blaze. At one point, flames were shooting some 20-30 feet in the air.

Assistant Emergency Services Director Ira Whitford says a wood-framed trash container underneath the home caught fire.

No one was at home at the time and no firefighters were injured.


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A late morning fire has destroyed a home in Craven County.

The first alarms came in around 11:20 a.m. that a two-story home on Harbourside Drive in Fairfield Harbour was on fire.

Fairfield Harbour is across the Neuse River from New Bern.

Five fire departments were called to the blaze. At one point, flames were shooting some 20-30 feet in the air.

No one was at home when the fire broke out and no firefighters were injured.

One home on the side of the lost house has outside fire damage while another just has melted siding.

There is no cause yet for the fire and since it was a total loss the fire marshal says the investigation may take a while.

Stay with WITN-TV and WITN.com for more on this developing story.

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