5 displaced after fire rips through Fayetteville home

Cumberland County News
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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Five people were displaced after a fire ripped through a home in Fayetteville Monday morning, according to city fire officials.

Fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a home on Shumont Drive around 2 a.m. following an alarm activation coming from the home. As firefighters headed to the scene, emergency dispatchers received a call from someone in the home saying that there was a fire, officials said.

The call was upgraded to a structure fire and more units were sent to the home. Heavy smoke was seen billowing from the home when the first units arrived on scene and a working fire was declared, according to officials.

All five people from inside the home were out of the house by the time crews arrived on scene.

The fire response was completed in just over 40 minutes, officials said, but firefighters were on scene for more than two hours putting out hotspots, picking up equipment and starting the investigation into the cause of the fire.

Officials estimate that 35 percent of the house was damaged due to fire and there’s smoke and water damage throughout the whole home.

No one was injured. The Red Cross will provide assistance to those who were displaced.

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