One person hospitalized in Newport house fire, house 'total loss'
Firefighters battled a house fire that left one person with substantial injuries, according to a post from the Morehead City Fire-EMS Facebook page.
The post says the fire took place on Oriental Drive in Newport around 5:30 a.m. on November 16. Three residents occupy the home, as well as a few pets. One person was transported to the hospital with substantial injuries.
Morehead City Fire-EMS describes the home as a total loss. The house was 75 percent involved upon the fire department's arrival. The neighboring house and a shed were also damaged in the blaze.
A transformer was compromised, and surrounding neighbors temporarily had no power. The power was eventually restored.
Newport Fire Department and Broad & Gales also assisted with the fire. The fire is still under investigation.