Active duty military member’s home “total loss” after fire in Elizabeth City

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Pasquotank Sheriff’s Office is asking for donations after the home of a service member of the U.S. Navy was a “total loss” after a fire reported Tuesday afternoon.

The Pasquotank County Central Communications received a call on Tuesday around 4:55 p.m. about a structure fire in the 200 block of Linwood Drive in Elizabeth City.

The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, the Pasquotank Newland Volunteer Fire Department, the South Mill Volunteer Fire Department, and the Pasquotank Providence Volunteer Fire Department, and the Pasquotank County EMS responded to the scene.

When the units arrived on the scene, flames were visible in the garage area.  

According to officials, the fire was under control around 5:30 p.m.

But due to the fire, smoke and water damage, the house was a total loss. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation but does not appear to be suspicious, officials said.

The owners of the home were identified as Patrick Chapman and his wife, Mitchelle Chapman.

Patrick is an active service member with the United States Navy and is currently assigned to the Gerald R. Ford based in Virginia. 

Sheriff Tommy Wooten is asking if anyone would like to donate anything to the family they can drop them off at the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office on 200 East Colonial Avenue Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or call at 252-338-2191 to arrange to get the items to the family.     

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