RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Multiple units were called to a Raleigh home Wednesday afternoon when a fire burned through the roof of a Raleigh home.
A fire crew was dispatched just after 3:30 p.m., followed by another, when visible smoke was seen flowing through the roof in the 700 block of Chamberlain Street, a CBS 17 crew on scene confirmed.
Local police and EMS crews put up caution tape to allow a fire truck on scene to extend its ladder to the roof to help aid in putting out the flames and controlling smoke that spread across the entirety of the home. Multiple ladders were also seen extending from the ground to the roof.
A Raleigh fire chief said the fire was isolated in the attic area and was extinguished quickly.
The CBS 17 crew on scene said multiple families and pets were inside the home at the time the blaze began. It also said the fire was extinguished at 4:18 p.m.
A fire incident report released at 9 p.m. said 50 percent of the home was damaged and it took 45 firefighters on scene to control the blaze.
Only one firefighter suffered minor burns — no other injuries were reported.
The Red Cross said 11 people are displaced. The Red Cross will provide emergency financial assistance for food, shelter, toiletries, health and mental health services.