Winterville fire under investigation

A car caught fire inside a garage in Winterville causing some major damage.

Winterville Community firefighter Will Stafford says they were called to 2507 Royal Drive after 2:20 Monday afternoon for a reported car fire.

It was quickly upgraded to a 4 alarm fire and assistance from Ayden was requested.

The fire was put out with minor damage inside the house but the car and garage suffered the bulk of the damage.

Stafford says the family was home when the fire started, and a woman had just had an oil change and was preparing to go to college.

The Pitt County Fire Marshal is investigating.