Firefighters are investigating what caused a massive fire at a home in a Mint Hill neighborhood early Monday morning.
The blaze started around 7:30 a.m. on Grey Timbers Court, which is off Highway 218 and east of Interstate 485.
When firefighters got to the area, they said they saw heavy fire and smoke coming through the roof of the home.
Firefighters who spoke to Channel 9 said it wasn’t just the fire they were battling -- it was the heat and humidity. That played a major role in getting the fire contained.
Crews had to limit their force by rotating teams and taking breaks using MEDIC’s mass casualty bus to cool down.
The fire grew so intense, crews said they burned through their oxygen tanks. MEDIC also took a Mint Hill firefighter to the hospital after debris fell on him, but he is expected to be OK.