Dog killed in NC duplex fire

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.


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