PHOTO: The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a house fire that killed two people Saturday night.
A 911 call was received at 9:22 p.m. for a house fire at 27 Riverview Drive in Chocowinity.
Members of Chocowinity Fire Department, Chocowinity EMS, Bunyan Fire Department, Washington Fire/Rescue/EMS, Beaufort County Emergency Management and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. The home was fully engulfed with flames. The residents were unaccounted for. It took firefighters around three hours to put the fire out. Deputies located what they believe to be the bodies of Franklin Meeks, 76, and Gail Meeks, 73 years, inside the home.