Wednesday afternoon firefighters from Pricetown, Seven Springs, Indian Springs, and Mount Olive Fire Departments along with firefighters from Oak Wolfe, Pleasant Grove, Albertson, and Sandy Bottom responded to the scene of a working structure fire that involved an old wood frame house, several outbuildings, and a pickup truck.
North Carolina State Trooper, Z. Price was the first to arrive on the scene and quickly call it into Wayne County Communications dispatch. The fire was located on Zion Church Road in the southern part of Wayne County.
Trooper Price is also a member of the local fire department and quickly jumps into action as the first engine arrives on the scene from Princetown, pulling the hose and setting up the engine. Within a few
minutes, firefighters and equipment began to arrive on the scene to battle the large volume of fire that had engulfed the entire wooden structure. A Wayne County EMS unit was on standby to assist the
firefighters during the operation.
At the time of the fire, the Whitfield family was not at home. Fire officials listed the cause of
the fire as undetermined. Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies were assisting with traffic control at the intersection of Atlas Price Road and Camp Jubilee Road. That section of highway was closed for several
Photos by GDN Photographer, Bobby Williams