CARTHAGE, N.C. (WNCN) — A home in Carthage was destroyed in a fire on Sunday, with two dogs in the house being saved, but one dying from the blaze.
The fire happened at 8495 Highway 24/27 in Carthage and was called in by passing emergency workers just after 2:30 p.m., the Aberdeen Times reported.
Heavy smoke and flames were coming from the single story home when responders reached the scene. There was no one home at the time of the fire.
A Moore County EMS unit was first to arrive on the scene of the fire.
Paramedics, along with the help of a passerby who had stopped, were able to get two large dogs out of the burning house before firefighters reached the scene.
A third dog was brought out of the home by firefighters, however the dog died.
NC Highway 24/27 had one lane of traffic closed, causing a delay for drivers coming into or out of Carthage.
Carthage Fire and Rescue, Eastwood Fire Department, Cypress Pointe Fire and Rescue, Highfalls Fire and Rescue, Seven Lakes Fire Department, Moore County EMS, Moore County Fire Marshal’s Office, Carthage Police Department, and the NC State Highway Patrol responded to the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.