Ayden family loses home after early morning fire


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A family in Ayden lost their home Wednesday in an early morning fire.

The fire broke out shortly before 5 a.m. at the corner of Lee and Jackson Streets.

The fire started in the kitchen, but the cause is still unknown.

Official said there was no smoke alarm in the house.

Kadasia Roach said her dog started barking, waking her mother and step-father up.

“I was asleep, and then next thing you know, I hear my stepfather yelling, telling us to ‘Get out! Get out!,’ and I wake up, and there is a dark cloud of smoke behind me, on top of the ceiling, so we ran out,” Roach said.

Everyone made it out of the home safely.

The fire started in the kitchen, but the cause is still undetermined at this time.

The Red Cross has stepped in to help the family at this time, and they plan to stay with one of their parents.

Roach’s stepfather, Eric, works at Basil’s, and the restaurant is is organizing a fundraiser to help the family relocate and replace lost items. Click here to help.

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