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

  • Source: WITN-TV NBC 7 Greenville
  • Published: 11/16/2019 07:41 AM

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.


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