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Fire destroys boat repair facility on Radio Island

A boat repair facility in Carteret County was destroyed by a fire early this morning.  According to a news release, the Beaufort Fire Department responded to a call around 2:45 a.m.  Atlantic Beach, Harkers Island, Morehead City, and North River Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene as well as Beaufort EMS and the Carteret County Fire Marshal’s Office.  The news release said firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control by around 6 am, but the boat repair shop on Radio Island was a total loss. No injuries were reported.  The Carteret County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.