A north Charlotte family is grateful to be alive after a fire destroyed their apartment early Thursday morning.
The Charlotte Fire Department responded to a fire on Wynbrook Way, near Interstate 85 and Graham Street, just after 2 a.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they saw smoke and flames coming from a multi-level apartment building. A team of 30 firefighters got the fire under control in about 15 minutes, according to CFD. Two people were evaluated at the scene, according to Medic.
Gabrielle Hall said her family's apartment was right above where the fire started. They were able to escape with their pets just before the fire burned through the floor.
"My kids were still asleep. One of my sons, I pushed him out the front door and was making sure the animals and stuff were out," Hall said.