A woman and 10 children escaped a fire in their south Charlotte apartment early Friday morning.
Firefighters were called around 3 a.m. to the scene on Leafcrest Lane, just south of Archdale Road.
Investigators told Channel 9 that the fire started in the family's dryer before spreading to the rest of the apartment. When crews arrived, they found smoke billowing from the building.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in 25 minutes and nobody was hurt.
WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte
Fire caused heavy damage to home in Salisbury on Friday morning.
The fire was called in just after 8:00 am in the 900 block of Rowan Avenue.
When firefighters arrived there were heavy flames and smoke coming from the single story house.
Investigators said that the occupant of the home was safely outside when firefighters arrived, though she was being treated at the scene by responders with the Rowan Rescue Squad.
The fire appeared to have started in the kitchen, according to officials.
WBTV-TV Channel 3
An Asheville man has been charged with first-degree arson after the Asheville Fire Department determined that a high-rise fire Tuesday was deliberately set.
Randy Webb Tucker, 55, is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Center in lieu of $80,000 bond.
On Tuesday at about 8:45 p.m., the Asheville Fire Department responded to Aston Park Towers, 165 S. French Broad St., after reports of a structure fire.
After further investigation by the Asheville-Buncombe Arson Task Force, it was determined that the cause of the fire was arson, leading the Asheville Police Department to charge Tucker.
Hendersonville Times News-BlueRidgeNow.com
A billowing plume of gray smoke filled the sky near downtown Hickory around 1 p.m. Thursday.
On the scene, near the corner of First Street SE and Third Avenue SE, a pile of rubble and ash sat idly on one property with heat emanating from a house fire on the adjoining lot.
However, this was not the scene of a tragic blaze, but rather training grounds for dozens of firefighters.
Spectators were greeted with an orange sign, “Caution emergency drill in progress,” and the street was lined with orange cones to protect water hoses, carefully winding from a hydrant a few hundred feet away.
Hickory Daily Record
Fire destroyed a home early Thursday morning in Haywood County in the Bethel community.
Firefighters say everyone in the home escaped safely and no one was injured. Three departments responded to the scene. The American Red Cross is assisting.
The homeowner says he had just installed a carbon monoxide smoke detector.
He says that's what woke him up and got him out of the house.
The cause is under investigation.
WLOS-TV ABC 13 Asheville