Fire in Pasquotank destroys home of Navy family


This house at 219 Linwood Drive in northern Pasquotank County was destroyed by fire on Tuesday.


From staff reports

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten is seeking the community’s support in assisting a Navy family whose home was destroyed by fire on Tuesday.  

Firefighters from several agencies responded to a structure fire in the 200 block of Linwood Drive shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Pasquotank Sheriff’s Office news release. Linwood Drive is located off Millpond Road in the Morgans Corner area in northern Pasquotank.  

By 5:30 p.m. firefighters had the blaze under control, but because of damage caused by fire, smoke and water the house has been declared a loss. The fire’s cause does not appear suspicious but remains under investigation, the release states.  

The homeowners are Patrick and Michelle Chapman. Patrick Chapman is in the Navy and is currently assigned to the aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, based in Norfolk, Virginia.

Wooten is asking anyone who would like to donate to the family to drop items off at the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office at 200 E. Colonial Ave., Elizabeth City, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call the office at 252-338-2191 to arrange to get the items to the family.