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Fire destroys home in Sunset Beach

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

SUNSET BEACH—A local couple is homeless after their home was destroyed by fire that broke out Sunday night.

The waterway home at 1141 Indigo Circle was unoccupied when the fire call went out at 9:41 p.m.

Firefighters from Sunset Beach, Calabash, Grissettown-Longwood and Ocean Isle Beach battled the blaze until after midnight, Sunset Beach Fire Chief Chris Barbee said. Brunswick County and Calabash EMS also responded.

One firefighter sustained heat exhaustion, Sunset Beach Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bookout said.

At 4:46 a.m. Monday, fire crews were called back after the fire re-ignited. They remained there for about four more hours.

Bookout said damages to the doublewide were too great to determine a cause. The Brunswick County fire marshal’s office and SBI are investigating.

Indications are the fire started in the kitchen area.

“It was burnt up so bad we couldn’t figure out what started it,” he said.

The home’s occupants, David and Diane Powell, were out of town at the time of the fire.

Bookout said they have been referred to the American Red Cross for assistance.

Laura Lewis is a staff writer at the Beacon. Reach her at 754-6890 or at llewis@brunswickbeacon.com.