Investigators still working to determine cause of business fire


WINTERVILLE, Pitt County - An investigation continues into a fire that destroyed a Winterville business on Monday.

The Winterville Community Fire Department responded to CD's Automotive at around 6 p.m. on Monday. With the help of Winterville Fire-Rescue, Ayden Fire Department and Red Oak Fire Department, they put out a structure fire at CD's Automotive, located at 5307 Reedy Branch Rd. in Winterville.

The fire was put out in about 30 minutes but the business was heavily damaged. Crews were called back out at around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday to put out a small fire to the property. A fire watch remained at the location through the early morning and a crew went back out at 9:30 a.m. to extinguish another small fire, the Winterville Community Fire Department said in a press release.

Pitt County Emergency Management was able to assist and help determine the area where the fire started but the exact cause is still unclear.

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