Authorities investigating overnight building fire in New Bern


NEW BERN, Craven County - Fire officials are investigating a fire that broke out of a two story apartment building early Saturday morning.

Craven County Assistant Director for Emergency Services Ira Whitford says the call came in around 1:28 AM to a fire on 4027 Old Cherry Point Road. A neighbor who called in the fire says they saw smoke coming through the roof of the building.

Township 7 Fire and Rescue, West of New Bern, New Bern Fire Department, and Township 7 EMS responded to the call. The fire was put out by around 4:30 AM.

No one was inside the building at the time. No one was injured.

Whitford says the fire appeared to have started on the second floor. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.