Update: Fire that killed two people in Pitt County ruled accidental

  • Source: WITN-TV NBC 7 Washington
  • Published: 01/24/2023 11:32 AM

Authorities have released the names of two people killed in a house fire last Friday in Pitt County. Killed were 74-year-old Nellie Williams and 29-year-old Benjamin Bell. A third person was able to escape the flames. The fire happened around 3:15 a.m. Friday at a home on U.S. 64 Alternate, just outside of Bethel. The Pitt County Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled the fire as accidental, with the cause as undetermined.


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