Pitt County home destroyed in morning fire

WINTERVILLE, PITT COUNTY - A fire destroyed a Pitt County home Friday morning, officials said.

The blaze happened at the Genesis Mobile Home Park at 1620 Lenon Street in Winterville. According to the Eastern Pines assistant fire chief, the home caught fire at about 9:15 a.m. Friday. No one was inside at the time and no injuries were reported.

Investigators said the fire started in a bedroom. They believed the cause was electrical in nature.

Official have ruled the home as a total loss. The Red Cross was helping the tenant.

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