A man and his dog were able to escape after a fire broke out in their lower Currituck County home early Friday.
Firefighters were called to the 100 block of Pinewood Acres Drive in Powells Point around 5:30 a.m., according to Lower Currituck Volunteer Fire Department Chief Vernon Hart.
The man suffered a minor cut while getting out of the house, while the dog appeared to be fine.
Hart said the cause of the fire remained undetermined, and the home was a total loss.
Also responding to the scene with Lower Currituck were crews from Crawford, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Currituck Fire and EMS.
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