Fire roared through a vacant home this morning in one coastal town, fueled by strong north winds.
Bay Street in Morehead City is now open again for traffic after the 10:20 a.m. fire.
The town says the house had recently been considered for demolition and it's unclear how the blaze began.
Those strong winds forced firefighters to take aggressive action to keep the fire from spreading to other nearby homes.
The street was closed for a time this morning as firefighters battled the blaze.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the fire and the cause remains under investigation.