One person, two animals dead in Horse Farm fire

MERRITT – In the early am hours of Monday, June 12, the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a structure fire located at Fulcher’s Red Fox Stables (20454 NC Hwy. 55 East in Merritt NC.) Local fire departments were initially dispatched.

First responders arriving on scene asked for additional manpower from agencies throughout Pamlico, Craven and Beaufort Counties. During the initial investigation, it was determined that several animals and one individual were unaccounted for. 

The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office was notified and responded to assist with the investigation. Once the fire was under control, first responders located two animals and the body of one individual, deceased inside the structure.

The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and The Pamlico County Fire Marshal spoke with District Attorney Scott Thomas and requested the assistance of The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. No further details will be released until the identity of the deceased individual is determined.