House fire displaces family of four

POSTED: 10:42 AM Jul 18 2013   UPDATED: 11:14 AM Jul 18 2013

The Red Cross is helping a Duplin County family whose house was heavily damaged in a Thursday morning fire, authorities said.

Firefighters got the call at about 7:30 a.m. to the 1600 block of Veachs Mill Road, northeast of Warsaw. The blaze had started in the ceiling of the home, fire officials said.

A neighbor called about the fire because the residents had left for work, officials told NewsChannel 12.

The house might be labeled a total loss, according to an emergency management official. The family of four who lived there is working with the Red Cross to find a place to live.

No one was hurt, investigators said. The cause of the fire was unknown.