FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WNCN) – Three people and multiple pets are safe following a Friday morning house fire in Fuquay-Varina – and it may all be thanks to a teen who lived in the home, a neighbor said.
Fuquay-Varina fire officials told CBS 17 that three family members were home around 3:40 a.m. when the fire in the 200-block of Woodland Drive broke out.
The three family members were able to escape and several pets also made it out, officials said. The father was transported to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation issues and later released.
The neighbor of the family whose home caught fire told CBS 17 that a teenager who lived in the home came running over and banged on their door and got them to call 911.
Fire officials said that the home’s age and location deep in the woods were a factor in fighting the fire, although they were able to respond quickly because the fire station is only around three blocks from the home. Authorities on scene said it appeared the fire started in the back of the home.
The home suffered significant damage and is a total loss, officials said. The family of three has been displaced. The Red Cross will assist the family, fire officials said.
The cause of the fire has not been determined at this point.
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