WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) — A dog was killed in a duplex fire in Wilmington Friday morning, according to officials with the Wilmington Fire Department.
The fire was first reported at a home in the 200 the block of Williamson Drive near Shipyard Boulevard around 11:15 a.m.
Smoke and flames could be seen shooting through the roof area as crews arrived at the scene. Officials said the fire was extinguished shortly after 11:30 a.m.
Officials said the homeowner was not at the residence at the time of the fire.
During search and rescue efforts, crews found the body of a dog inside the home. No one else was injured.
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire.