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December 5, 2019
11 pm update: Report now confirmed that 2 people were taken by ambulance to the hospital with minor injuries and the initial explosion sound people heard was the ammunition firing off. State Highway Patrol confirms that Highway 101 was shutdown due to this fire.
There is a report of a major house fire in Beaufort NC near Highway 101 and Adams Creek Rd. Early unconfirmed reports are that witnesses described the fire as an “explosion” and while the house was burning there was reportedly ammunition firing from the flames.
Also, early reports indicate that both owners along with their pets escaped the house fire.
Other witnesses are reporting a heavy police and fire response to the Highway 101 and Adams Creek Rd scene.
This incident happened around 8 pm on Thursday, December 5, 2019.
This is breaking news in Carteret County and we will update as we learn more information.