Fire officials in Lenoir county confirmed The State Bureau of Investigation and Lenoir County Sheriff's deputies were headed to the scene of a suspicious fire to investigate the cause.
The preliminary investigation shows the fire is suspicious, a sheriff's official said.
The fire was reported Sunday around 6:30 p.m. on Dogwood Lane, which is west of Kinston.
The structure, which suffered moderate to severe damage, is a two-family home, a fire official said.
No one was hurt.