Investigation underway after Pitt County barn fire

Courtesy: Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a late-night barn fire in Pitt County.

It started around 10:15 in the 3,300 block of Speight Seed Farm Road. That’s near US Highway 13.

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Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department Chief JF Maynard said at least 11 agencies assisted them in responding, including Highway Patrol, the sheriff’s office, and Pitt County Emergency Management.

Speight Seed Farm Road was blocked at Pocosin Road and Forlines Road. It’s reopened and crews have cleared the scene.

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According to Chief J.F. Maynard of the Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department, all of their units are dispatched to the fire, which began around 10:15 p.m. Sunday.

They have had assistance on scene from Winterville Community Station 41, Town of Winterville Station 15, Ayden Station 42, Bell Arthur Station 52, Farmville Station 53, Falkland Station 12, Sharp Point Station 56, Winterville EMS, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, NCHP, and Pitt Emergency Management.

The fire is under control, and mutual aid units are starting to clear up.

Eastern Pines FD Station 34 has moved up to the Town of Winterville for coverage, and Bell Arthur Station 52 sent a crew to stand by at Red Oak.

Red Oak crews will be on scene for an undetermined amount of time hitting hot spots, and performing salvage and overhaul.

They ask you please stay clear of the area, as Speight Seed Farm Rd. is blocked at Pocosin Rd. and Forlines Rd. to all traffic.

Original Story 5/8/2016:

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WNCT)- Pitt County Communications confirm crews are currently on scene of a large hay barn fire.

It’s happening in the 3300 block of Speight Seed Farm Rd. in Winterville.

Red Oak, Winterville, Winterville City and Winterville EMS are all responding at this time.

We’ll have more details as they become available.

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