Home near Columbia destroyed by fire

Published 1:13 pm Monday, April 16, 2018

A home at 611 Jerry Post Office Road south of Columbia was totally destroyed by fire around 9 p.m. Friday, April 13.

The resident, David Swain, was awakened by smoke and escaped the blaze, Sheriff Darryl Liverman stated.

Tyrrell Volunteer Fire Department, Washington-Tyrrell EMS, and Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 911 call. Creswell Fire Department provided mutual aid. Crews were on the scene for more than five hours.

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The cause of the fire has not been determined, the sheriff said. Siding on a neighboring double-wide home melted from the heat. (TCSO photo)