01/10/12 — Fire destroys home in Duplin County

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Fire destroys home in Duplin County

By Staff Reports
Published in News on January 10, 2012 1:46 PM

MOUNT OLIVE -- Fat lightwood, a dry resinous pinewood, from an old chicken house that had been used to remodel a Duplin County single-wide mobile home is being blamed for contributing to the intensity of a fire that destroyed the home Saturday night.

Investigation is continuing into the cause of the blaze in the 400 block of Washboard Avenue, about 12 miles southeast of Mount Olive in the White Flash community of Duplin County.

No one was at home at the time of the fire, said Duplin County Fire Marshal Linwood Kennedy.

The blaze was so intense that it took firefighters from six departments more than three hours to control.

The call came in about 9:30 p.m., Kennedy said.

The fire was in the Pleasant Grove Fire District. Other departments that responded were Mount Olive, Pricetown, Oak Wolfe, Albertson and Pink Hill.

One firefighter was injured after stepping on a nail, Kennedy said.