House under construction near Cary destroyed by fire

Wake County News

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — A house that was under construction went up in flames Friday night near Cary. Crews from four fire departments responded and needed more than an hour to get it under control, officials said.

The fire was reported at 8:17 p.m. along the 2600 block of Kildaire Farm Road, which is just outside the Cary town limits. Candler Thornton with Wake County Fire Services said crews from Apex, Cary, Fairview Rural, and Swift Creek fire departments all responded. They brought the fire under control by 9:23 p.m.

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Kildaire Farm Road was closed while crews battled the blaze.

“The embers we’re going up in the air,” said Keith Siracuse, who lives next door. “My concern was the roofs — my neighbor, my other neighbor, myself. Because the flames were as high as the trees, so that was the issue.”

Neighbors said the home had been under construction for about a year and was set for a December completion.

Thornton said an engine will remain on scene overnight to monitor it and check for hot spots. Then, in the morning, a crew will return to survey the scene.

There was no indication as to what caused the fire. No one was injured.

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