• Fire destroys abandoned home in northeast Charlotte

    By: Elsa Gillis


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It took Charlotte fire crews just under an hour to get a home in northeast Charlotte under control after an afternoon blaze.

    There were 31 firefighters on the scene of 3910 Wade E. Morgan Road just after 4:30 p.m. Monday. 


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    The entire back of the home was engulfed in flames.

    The home was vacant and no injuries were reported, Charlotte Fire Department officials said.

    Kevin Winston was headed to the store around but when he walked out of his house, that plan changed.

    "All of a sudden, I see this cloud of smoke. All of the neighbors are outside. Nobody knows where it is. I just drove and followed the smoke," Winston said. 

    He was recording video on his mobile device when firefighters arrived.
    He said he saw the whole back part of the house on fire.
    "It was like the craziest thing I've ever seen," he said.
    The fire remains under investigation.

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