A Vanceboro woman says a destructive and dangerous fire overnight could have been much worse.
Kimberly Moore of Vanceboro says she heard an explosion outside her home overnight, and that was her camper catching on fire. The fire destroyed the vehicle and spread to the family's garage, where several more vehicles are stored. There is also a game room upstairs, where her teenage son typically sleeps when he has a sleepover. Last night, he had friends sleeping at the house, but for some reason, they did not sleep in the game room like usual.
Moore was also grateful that the fire did not destroy her husband's beloved race cars. Most of the things in the garage have been destroyed, but the race car is ok. Additionally, the family was preparing for a trip in the camper that caught on fire with her mother, who is suffering from pancreatic cancer. Moore says she is grateful the fire happened when they weren't on their trip.
"The Lord was looking out for us," Moore said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Vanceboro Fire department says crews responded around 1:45 a.m. to a report of a fire at 112 Webster Lane.
Firefighters say, when they arrived, a camper and a truck were fully engulfed, causing a detached garage to catch fire as well.
Three fire departments in all assisted in the call.
No injuries have been reported.
We'll keep you updated as we learn more regarding the cause of the fire, which is not believed to be suspicious at this time.