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A fire in Huntersville’s Cedarfield neighborhood west of I-77 left a family homeless Saturday afternoon.
Several callers to 911 around 2:14pm reported fire and heavy smoke coming from the house at 9208 Torrence Crossing Drive. The homeowner had recently returned home when he heard a noise upstairs and went to investigate, and found fire in the attic.
Firefighters from stations 1 and 2 responded within 4 minutes, according to a department news release. When they arrived they found smoke coming from the eaves and immediately brought a hose inside the house. Once on the second floor, firefighters opened the attic access door where they were immediately met with heavy smoke and fire.
They entered the attic and knocked down the fire using one 1¾-inch hose, while other crews began placing tarps over electronic equipment and furniture to reduce water damage to the home’s contents. It took a total of 25 firefighters 15 minutes to control the fire.
No injuries were reported and the family is temporarily displaced, according to Huntersville Fire Department.
Hunterrsville fire spokesman Bill Suthard said the fire appears to have started over the upstairs bathroom in an exhaust fan. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office investigated.