VIDEO: Firefighters extinguished a large house fire in southeast Charlotte on Friday morning.
The blaze broke out along Springhouse Lane, just off Rama Road, shortly after midnight, the Charlotte Fire Department said. When they arrived, firefighters were met with heavy flames showing from the roof of the house. They were able to control the fire in about 21 minutes.
Officials said nobody was hurt in the blaze. Firefighters said the fire was deemed accidental and was sparked by firepit embers igniting wooden deck boards.
The fire caused an estimated $97,000 in damage. Officials said the homeowners are currently unable to stay in the house.