Burke Co. home destroyed in fire on Piney Road

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BURKE COUNTY, N.C. —

A Burke County home burned to the ground Thursday.

Chopper Nine Skyzoom flew over smoke billowing out of the scorched home on Piney Road around 6 p.m.

Firefighters got it under control, but the house had about $50,000 in damage. The fire department cleared the scene around 9:30 p.m.

The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. He said the fire appears suspicious because the home was vacant.