Woman killed in apartment fire identified, was ECU employee

Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Greenville Fire/Rescue Battalion Chief Bryant Beddard said one person was killed in a house fire that happened Monday morning.

Officials responded to the fire in the 1500 block of Bridle Court around 1 a.m., Beddard told WNCT’s Madison Forsey. One person, Adrienne Dunning, 43, of Apartment C, died in the fire. Eight other people were displaced as damage from smoke and water impacted four other units in the apartment building.

Apartment fire damage at Bridle Court in Greenville (Caroline Bowyer, WNCT video)

East Carolina University Chief Communications Officer Jeannie Manning Hutson confirmed to WNCT that Dunning had been an employee at the university since May 21, 2012.

“Adrienne was a valued member of the College of Education family,” said Dr. Art Rouse, dean of the College of Education. “She was a great colleague who supported faculty and students. Her vibrant personality and passion for ECU will be missed by all of the faculty and staff.”

Investigators remained on the scene investigating the cause of the first. The American Red Cross was assisting the families impacted by the damage.

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