Tue Jan 19, 2021

One person hospitalized after fire consumes house in south Whiteville

Whiteville firefighters work to put out a fire at 2002 S. Madison St. late Wednesday afternoon. Staff photo by Thomas Sherrill.

A fully-involved house fire sent one resident to the hospital with unknown injuries late Wednesday afternoon and blocked traffic on U.S. 701 S. in both directions, according to Whiteville Fire Chief David Yeargeau.

The fire, called in around 5:15 p.m., came from the house at 2002 S. Madison St., across from

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