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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 9:39 am

NEWPORT — A singlewide mobile home at 174 East Southwinds Drive off Highway 24 was destroyed in an early morning fire Monday.

No one was home and no one was injured.

Four area fire departments responded to the fire about 7:30 a.m to find most of the home engulfed in flames. The only occupant of the rental property had already left the home. His name was not available.

Carteret County Fire Marshal Eddie Lewis, who was on scene, said the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Fire crews from Newport, Broad and Gales Creek, Wildwood and Morehead City responded to the fire, along with county Emergency Services.

Contact Helen Outland at 252-726-7081, ext. 211; email; or follow on Twitter@helenccnt

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