A fire destroyed a Martin County house that had several people inside.
Investigators said they did not know what caused the fire on the 6900 block of Hassell Road, outside of Robersonville, at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to neighbors, five people inside were able to escape.
No injuries were reported, but the home was deemed a total loss, fire crews said. The blaze rekindled at about 4 a.m. Wednesday, but has since been put out.