41 firefighters fight 2-story house fire in Durham on Christmas Eve, home could be demolished

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – 41 firefighters were dispatched early Christmas Eve morning to a two-story residential fire in Durham that displaced two adults.

At approximately 5:45 a.m. the Durham Fire Department responded to the home on Duxford Court to find heavy fire coming from the back of the house, a news release said.

CBS 17’s Brea Hollingsworth confirmed Christmas Day via a neighbor that the home could be demolished if it is determined unsalvageable.

Two adults were home at the time, but were both able to escape without injuries.

The fire department said the house sustained heavy damage, displacing both occupants.

Both the Redwood Fire Department and Durham County EMS were on-scene to assist with putting out the fire that took roughly 20 minutes to contain, the news release said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Battalion Chief Mitch Morkunas said in the news release.

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