Family homeless following weekend house fire

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COLUMBIA, Tyrrell County - A Columbia family is homeless today after a weekend fire gutted their Tyrrell County home.

The fire was reported at 2 p.m. on Saturday, officials say. The home, located in the 9500 block of Newlands Road, was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived.

Nobody was injured in the blaze, but the home was a total loss.

The local Red Cross chapter is assisting the family. Investigators are looking into what caused the blaze.