• Firefighters quickly extinguish Gastonia house fire


    GASTONIA, N.C. - Firefighters believe a grilling mishap may have led to a fire at Gastonia home Sunday night.

    Firefighters responded to a house on South Kings Street around 7:30 p.m. and when they arrived, they saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the front porch and crawl space.

    Roughly 20 firefighters quickly put out the flames and investigators estimated the damage to the home to be approximately $2,000.

    Nobody was hurt.

    Those who live at the home said they were grilling food on the front porch just before the fire started.

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