More than 20 firefighters respond to southwest Charlotte house fire

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - More than 20 firefighters helped put out a house fire in southwest Charlotte early Monday morning.

First responders were called to the home on S.J. Lawrence Road, just off of Steele Creek Road, around 4:40 a.m.

When firefighters arrived, they saw flames and smoke coming from the back of the house. They believe the fire started on the outside of the home and spread towards the attic.

Officials said there were people home at the time of the fire but that nobody was hurt.

Investigators are working to determine how the fire started.

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