VIDEO: Firefighters in Burke County scrambled to get a quick-moving fire under control Wednesday morning.
Officials told Channel 9's Dave Faherty that city workers spotted the smoke and flames and were able to get a family with two young children out just in time. The smoke could be seen for miles along North Main Street in Drexel as firefighters from several departments across eastern Burke County worked for more than an hour to bring the fire under control. When Channel 9 arrived, we could see where the fire burned through the roof of the home.
The couple living at the house said they, along with their children, are safe because of the city work crew.
Amber Mathews and her family were inside asleep and had no idea the house was on fire. “We woke up to banging on the door,” Mathews said. “‘Get out, get out. Your house is on fire.’ They are guardian angels sent from above.”