WENDELL, N.C. (WNCN) — One person is in the hospital after a fire in Wendell broke out early Monday morning at a home.

According to Wendell Fire Chief Brian Staples, a fire broke out in the 700 block of Whites Lane shortly after 3:30 a.m.

Odell Robertson told CBS 17 he lived at the home with his brother. He was getting ready to go to a doctor’s appointment that morning when he saw the flames.

“When I got up, I looked and I said wow. I looked up and saw the fire coming — well there wasn’t no fire in the heater but it lit it up inside so that’s when we had to get out,” said Robertson. “Called my brother I said get up, boy. Get ready to go.”

The flames fully engulfed the home and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. Chief Staples said two people were at the home and one person was sent to WakeMed Hospital.



Robertson confirmed to CBS 17 that the person is his brother. He says he is expected to be okay.
As the family works to clean up, neighbors are working together to help by gathering donations.

“It’s just really devastating because he and his brother are just such great people,” said Alice Doyen.

The Wake County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause and origin of the fire.