Child dies in NC mobile home fire Sunday morning

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KINSTON, N.C. (WNCN) – A mobile home fire claimed the life of a child early Sunday morning in Kinston after two fire departments and an EMS unit could not reach them in time.

At approximately 1:20 a.m. Sunday the North Lenoir Volunteer Fire Department and La Grange Volunteer Fire Department, accompanied by the Lenoir County EMS responded to a mobile home fire in the 1800 block of Water Chestnut Drive.

Upon arrival, the mobile home was encased in flames, a news release from the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office said.

“Our hearts go out to this family which lost a young person in this tragedy this morning,” Lenoir County Sheriff Ronnie Ingram said in a news release. “We ask that our community pray for this family in its time of need.”

Lenoir County EMS treated three people on-scene, but could not reach the juvenile inside, who died as a result of the fire. Officials did not release the age of the victim.

“The firefighters with North Lenoir and La Grange worked quickly to rescue the victims and extinguish the blaze,” Ingram said. “I know they did everything they could to prevent this sad loss of life. My hat is off to them for their professional dedication to volunteer for their community.”

Ingram confirmed that the damage to the home “was very substantial” and is using the help of Lenoir County Emergency Services, as well as the State Bureau of Investigation and Office of the State Fire Marshal for help during the ongoing investigation.

No information was released about the three people treated on-scene.

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