Elizabeth City Fire Department reports two deaths after Mercer Drive fire

North Carolina

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) – The Fire Marshal for the Elizabeth City Fire Department said a fire in the 100 block of Mercer Drive on Wednesday was deadly.

Around 1:40 p.m. fire crews were called to Mercer Drive for a fully involved structure fire with occupants trapped inside.

After the fire was extinguished, two occupants were found in the structure, the fire department said in a press release.

One person died at the scene and another was transported to a local hospital with injuries. The second occupant later died from her injuries, Fire Chief Chris Carver confirmed on Oct. 9.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the State Bureau of Investigations along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Elizabeth City Fire Marshal’s Office.

Additional fire units were called from Crawford Township, Station 4, Elizabeth City Fire Department, Station 2, Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Medical Services, and Camden Sheriff’s Department.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates.


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