Fire officials determine cause of blaze

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 01:56 PM.

The family lost everything in the fire, including the family van, which was parked in front of the home and had heavy damage.

The Red Cross and area churches are helping the family, and a fund has been set up to take monetary donations. Checks noting Matson/Burkett Fire Fund can be made out to White Oak Church of God, 5054 Highway 24, Newport, NC 28570. Those wishing to donate items can call 252-393-8484.

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