Quantcast

SLIDESHOW: Greenville house fire ruled as arson - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

SLIDESHOW: Greenville house fire ruled as arson

Posted: Updated:
GREENVILLE, N.C. -

Investigators now say a Greenville house fire was intentionally set Friday morning.

Firefighters got the fire under control around 1 p.m. Friday and continued to monitor hot spots as their investigation began.

It happened at a home at 706 W. 5th Street around 10:30 Friday morning.

A first-responding officer attempted to enter the engulfed home and call out for anyone inside but was pushed back by the fire.  The officer was sent to Vidant Medical Center for smoke inhalation.

Incident Commander, Deputy Chief Eric Griffin commended his crews for their quick response and that they "worked so hard to fight such a large house fire. Any time emergency operations last for such a long time, our personnel are at additional risk."

Greenville Fire & Rescue arrived within four minutes of the call.  They have yet to confirmed if anyone, possibly squatters, was inside the home at the time of the fire.  Battalion Chief Shannon Terry says the home has been listed as vacant since 2007.

She says the older home's "balloon" type architecture allowed the fire to spread rapidly into the attic and throughout the house.

More than 30 firefighters responded to the fire and more firefighters from Easter Pines Volunteer Department were called in from surrounding communities to man the fire stations and other emergencies that might arise.

Battalion Chief Terry says the investigation is still ongoing and has been handed over to the Greenville Police Department.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • NC man facing 50+ sex charges is held on $7 million bond; more victims possible, deputies say

    NC man facing 50+ sex charges is held on $7 million bond; more victims possible, deputies say

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:07:24 GMT
    Facebook image of Hill with some money.Facebook image of Hill with some money.
    On Wednesday evening, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said it had a rapist in custody and held the suspect on $2 million bond. Now detectives think they have a lot more with charges Denzel Jamal Hill is being held on $7 million bond ..
    On Wednesday evening, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said it had a rapist in custody and held the suspect on $2 million bond. Now detectives think they have a lot more with charges Denzel Jamal Hill is being held on $7 million bond ..
  • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
  • Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:01:10 GMT
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.