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One hurt in house fire in southeast Charlotte, officials say

CHARLOTTE — A house fire on Maxwell Aerial Lane is under investigation, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., officials responded to a fire at a single-family home in Grier Heights.

Fire officials said there was smoke coming from the rear of the structure.

Just before 12:30 p.m., fire officials said they rescued someone from the home. The victim was taken to Wake Forest Baptist with life-threatening injuries.

The landlord, Dante Gil, told Channel 9 that after looking at the home, he is grateful his tenant survived.

“We need to recognize that there doing a great job and expose their life to save our life,” Gil said.

Gil said they believe the fire started in the back bedroom.

However, the cause of the fire has not been determined.

This is a developing story. Check wsoctv.com for updates.

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