A house off U.S. 158 (Caratoke Highway) in Currituck County was deemed a total loss following an early-morning fire.
Ralph Melton, the county’s chief of fire-EMS, said firefighters the Lower Currituck Volunteer Fire Department were called to the 100 block of Pinewood Acres Drive — in the Powells Point area — area just after 5 a.m.
Melton said the first units on scene found a fully-involved fire at house house. The homeowner and their pet dog suffered minor injuries in the fire.
Melton said Lower Currituck crews received help from the Currituck County Fire-EMS, Crawford Township Volunteer Firedepartment, the Southern Shores Fire Department, the Kitty Hawk Fire Department, and the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office.