Friday, June 14, 2024

Cause of early morning house fire ruled undetermined

No injuries were incurred by either firefighters or civilians at a house fire on Montclair Drive Wednesday morning; however, the home was incinerated. (Courtesy WFD)

WILMINGTON —  In the early morning hours Wednesday, the Wilmington Fire Department were called to midtown off Wilshire Boulevard to extinguish a house fire.

When firefighters arrived at 3:30 a.m. to the 800 block of Montclair Drive, heavy smoke and flames engulfed a home. Crews were able to douse the flames enough to do a primary building search and deemed the space clear.

The fire and hot spots that popped up for a couple hours thereafter were properly extinguished. WFD said no injuries were incurred by either firefighters or civilians; however, the home was incinerated.

Fire marshals weren’t able to determine what caused the flames and the scene was regarded unsafe to continue the investigation.

No injuries were incurred by either firefighters or civilians at a house fire on Montclair Drive Wednesday morning; however, the home was incinerated. (Courtesy WFD)
No injuries were incurred by either firefighters or civilians at a house fire on Montclair Drive Wednesday morning; however, the home was incinerated. (Courtesy WFD)

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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