2 people, 2 pets escape townhome fire in Ballantyne

CHARLOTTE — Two people and two animals are safe Friday morning after escaping a heavy house fire in the Ballantyne West area, officials said.

The Charlotte Fire Department said they responded to the fire at a two-story townhome on Goosefoot Street near Lancaster Highway around 7:30 a.m.

Channel 9 crews could see significant damage to the garage of the townhome when they arrived at the scene.

No serious injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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