• Neighbor rescues person in wheelchair from porch during Hickory house fire

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    HICKORY, N.C. - A dryer fire at a home in Hickory Saturday afternoon caused significant damage to the home, but no injuries to anyone inside, authorities said.

    The Hickory Fire Department said the home, at 1639 C Avenue SE had “heavy” damages “due to the construction and renovations to the house, which made extinguishing the fire difficult.”

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    Officials described the home as a "total loss."

    HFD said a neighbor helped move a person who was in a wheelchair from the porch during the fire.

    The Red Cross is assisting the residents who lived in the home.

    HFD says fire investigators determined a dryer started the electrical fire. 

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