Fire destroyed a mobile home residence this morning in Alexander County.
Fire Units from Bethlehem, Ellendale, and Wittenburg, responded to 498 Blue Ridge Lane off Highway 127 around 5:00 am. The structure was engulfed in flames when the first firefighters arrived.
Deputy Fire Marshall Mark Earle says it’s likely the fire was the result of a lightning strike as a storm was crossing the area at the time. Earle says the dwelling was yet to occupied as the owner was in the process of doing some renovations before moving in. The owner was working at the time of the blaze according to Earle.