• Elderly woman, family escape after fire breaks out inside Burke Co. home

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    BURK COUNTY, N.C. - An elderly woman and her Burke County family were able to escape an overnight fire that destroyed her home in Glen Alpine.

    Family members told Channel 9 that the fire started around midnight, near a dryer in the house.

    Firefighters were then called back to the home around 7 a.m. after a second fire ignited.

    Officials said that a man living in the house alerted his elderly mother and other family members to get out.

    The Red Cross is assisting the family with a place to stay.

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