Fire Marshal: Blaze causes substantial damage to home

POSTED: 11:28 AM Aug 06 2013   UPDATED: 11:28 AM Aug 06 2013
Catherine Lake Road fire
RICHLANDS, ONSLOW COUNTY -

A morning fire caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to an Onslow County home, officials said.

The blaze happened at a home on Catherine Lake Road in Richlands at about 7 a.m. Tuesday, investigators said. The fire caused about $40,000 in damage, according to Fire Marshal Brian Kelley.

No injuries were reported. Investigators said they have ruled the fire as accidental, but did not release a specific cause.