Editor's note: This article was last updated at 10:38 a.m. Dec. 20, 2019, with the latest information.

NEWPORT — Officials are investigating the cause of a structure fire at a residence on Little Deep Creek Road Thursday night.

The call for assistance went out around 6:33 p.m. for a fully engaged fire at a two-story home.

Newport Deputy Fire Chief Kane Johnson said Friday morning there were no injuries, but the home suffered extensive fire damage.

“(The cause is) still under investigation,” he noted.

The Newport Fire Department spent 20-25 minutes getting the blaze under control, assisted by emergency crews from Morehead City Fire & EMS, the Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Department, the Broad and Gales Creek Fire Department, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Western Carteret Fire & EMS, the Beaufort Fire Department, the fire chief from the Atlantic Beach Fire Department and the Township Six Fire Department out of New Bern.

Crews cleared around 11 p.m. Thursday.


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NEWPORT — Emergency personnel from multiple departments were on the scene of a reportedly fully involved structure fire on Little Deep Creek Road in Newport Thursday evening. 

The call for assistance went out around 6:36 p.m. Upon arrival, emergency crews requested additional tankers and assistance.

No further information is available at this time. This is a developing report. 

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