Beaufort Fire Department Battles Fire on Hardesty Farm Road
For Immediate Release - Nov. 20, 2017
BEAUFORT - At 11:19 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, the Beaufort Fire Department was dispatched to 360 Hardesty Farm Road, Newport, for a structure fire. Upon arrival, heavy smoke and fire was showing from the single story residence. All occupants were evacuated prior to arrival.
Harkers Island, Otway, Mill Creek and North River Fire Departments were dispatched auto-aid. Additional tankers were dispatched from Harlowe, Marshallberg, Newport and South River Fire Departments. Morehead City Fire Department was requested to stand by at Beaufort’s Station 1.
The fire was controlled at 12:16 a.m., and overhaul operations were conducted with additional hot spots extinguished. The Red Cross was contacted for those individuals that were displaced by the fire.
Beaufort Fire Department cleared the scene at 3:51 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20. One tanker stayed on scene until the fire scene was turned over to the Carteret County Fire Marshal’s Office for determination of the cause of the fire.