Northeast Charlotte house fire ruled accidental

CHARLOTTE — Flames shot through the roof of a northeast Charlotte home on Saturday evening.

Crews from the Harrisburg and Charlotte Fire Departments responded to the home on Oren Thompson Road off Katherine Kiker Road just before 5:30 p.m.

At the scene, responding firefighters could see flames coming out of the roof at the center of the home and smoke billowing out of the front.

CFD says it took the crew 40 minutes to control the blaze and reported no injuries to firefighters or civilians.

Fire officials ruled that the fire started in the garage and was accidental.

Estimated property loss was around $200,000.

One person and their two cats that were rescued are being assisted by Red Cross.

This is a developing story; check back at wsoctv,com for updates.

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