BEULAVILLE — A residential structure fire brought firefighters from four departments out early on the morning of Feb. 9.
The fire was dispatched just after 3 a.m. on South Jackson Street at the corner of West Brinson Street in Beulaville. Officials said it was dispatched as a residential structure fire fully involved, with a second residential structure endangered.
Crews from Beulaville, Sarecta, Lyman, and Potters Hill Fire Departments two Duplin County EMS units, Beulaville Police Department, Duplin County Fire Marshal Office, Duke Power, and the Red Cross were on scene.
The homeowner was at work at the time of the fire, but her son woke up when he heard the smoke alarm and escaped safely.
Jeffrey Fullwood said he and his mother have called Beaulaville home for years, and while their home is in shambles, he is thankful his fire alarm saved his life.
Fullwood said the sound of a smoke detector inside his bedroom gave him time to get out.
The house is a total loss.
An elderly man in the mobile home next door had to be evacuated because the homes are close together. Carter said he was treated on the scene in the ambulance and released. His home was not damaged.