Hunt club fire

The Pitt County Hunt Club building burned in a Sunday, July 7 fire. The building is a total loss. 

A late Sunday fire in the Blairs community tore through the Pitt County Hunt Club building deeming it a total loss. 

Blairs Fire Department member Luke Fowler said he discovered the fire around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7 and reported it as a working fire. 

"When I pulled in, there was heavy smoke and fire coming from the second story window," Fowler said. 

No one was inside of the building at the time of the fire. 

Fowler said the fire went up the wall to the roof. The building had no attic. 

Fire crews from Blairs, Chatham, Dry Fork, Keeling, and Riceville-Java responded to the scene. The fire was under control in 20 minutes according to Fowler. 

Donnie Fowler, who has been a member of the hunt club for over 25 years, said they were able to save the club's memorabilia. 

"The hunt club has been in existence since 1976," Donnie Fowler said. "I'm surprised we were able to save what we did."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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