Fire destroys oceanfront home on Figure Eight Island

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FIGURE EIGHT ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — A oceanfront home on Figure Eight Island is destroyed following a house fire today.

It happened at 88 South Beach Road.

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New Hanover County Deputy Fire Marshal David Stone says the call came in just before 12:00 p.m.

Stone said the home was undergoing renovations at the time.

Stone said a lot of contractors are out there working on homes right now. One of those contractors saw the fire, called it in, and then alerted the crew who was working on windows inside the home.

Stone said crews from New Hanover, Wilmington and Pender County responded.

No one got hurt.

Stone said the homeowners are actually out of town at this time.

Firefighters left the scene around 5 p.m.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause.

The home was turned over to Figure Eight Security on behalf of the homeowner.