One person hospitalized in Newport house fire, house 'total loss'

Published: Nov. 16, 2019 at 10:20 AM EST
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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.